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Peter Blake revisits Sgt Pepper | Arts News

Peter Blake revisits Sgt Pepper

Peter Blake's updated Sergeant Pepper posterThe veteran of UK pop art Sir Peter Blake has updated his iconic sleeve for The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

"It's a cross I bear, it's an albatross I have to deal with," he told BBC News. "What vaguely depresses me still is that I'm known pretty much as 'Peter Blake - who did the cover of Sgt Pepper' when I've done so much else."

The new version of the sleeve features contemporary figures such as Noel Gallagher, Amy Winehouse and Vivienne Westwood. It will be used as a poster for designer Wayne Hemingway's Vintage Festival.

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