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Peter Blake: “I’ll never have to fall off the mountain”

November 26, 2014

Mr. Blake, as one of the pioneers of Pop Art in the late ’50 and early ’60s, do you think Pop Art is still relevant today?

I think that the movement as such should have stopped in about ’64. But the importance of it and the reason for it goes on. People will always be interested in popular culture, so Pop Art as a movement – in the same way that Cubism was a movement confined to a period of time… Picasso went on to other things, and Gris and Braque, and Cubism actually kind of stops, and Pop Art should have stopped. My other little lecture is about Lichtenstein, who I think simply did it for the money.

What about Warhol?

Andy did it for the money, but it was a concept, it was a game, it was what it was about. And it was…

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