Peter Blake is renowned for his avid interest in popular culture, and his close music industry friends include Sir Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger. Ian Dury was both one of his students and a friend.

Sir Peter's influential collage designs for record covers include the legendary Beatles Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Band Aid single Do they know it's Christmas?, and most recently, Paul Weller's Stanley Road.

The artist's work extends across a diverse range of media including watercolour, drawings, prints, collage, to painting, and sculpture.