Exhibition: Peter Blake: A Retrospective - Bilbao Fine Arts Museum


2008-03-03 • 2008-06-22

Peter Blake: A Retrospective

BBK Room

First presented at the Tate Liverpool in summer 2007, the exhibition is a retrospective of the work of one of the leading representatives of British Pop Art, Peter Blake (Dartford, Kent, 1932).

A selection of more than 100 artworks from museums and private collections in the UK, Italy, France, Germany and Japan provides a fascinating overview of his entire career, from the earliest works in the mid-1950s to the present day.

The paintings, drawings and engravings included in the show highlight Blake’s extraordinary range of images, which includes references from contemporary popular culture (boxers, actors, musicians, mass media, advertising and comics) and from the history of art, the British tradition and his own life.


In the image:
Peter Blake (Dartford, Kent, 1932)
Montgomery Clift was a Twin, 1981-83
Mixed media, 116 x 95 x 8,5 cm
Bilbao FineArts Museum