Peter Blake, who designed the artwork for the Beatles‘s 1967 album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, has completed work on a somewhat larger canvas.
On April 29, the 81-year-old unveiled a giant triptych at the Royal Albert Hall, entitled Appearing at the Royal Albert Hall.
The mural, which is 10-foot high, features more than 400 figures from the worlds of music, sport, science and the arts who have appeared at the London venue from its opening in 1871 through to the present day.
The list is certainly diverse: It includes Elton, Johnny Cash, Victoria Beckham, Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Sir Peter said: “I was honoured when the Royal Albert Hall commissioned me to create this mural. The project instantly captured my imagination – the ultimate opportunity to promote the arts in one of Britain’s greatest venues, combined with the challenging process of immortalising over 400 of the world’s most popular artists.”