Sgt Pepper artist Peter Blake produces art for Gatwick

  • 31 October 2012
  • From the section Sussex
Peter Blake in front of image
Image caption Sir Peter Blake's canvases show London landmarks in surreal settings

The artist who designed The Beatles' iconic Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album sleeve has produced a series of canvases to greet travellers arriving at Gatwick Airport.

Sir Peter Blake's work shows London through the ages.

He said: "They are a fantasy London, so each one is a specific tourist attraction, but then lovely odd things are happening."

They are on display in the North and South Terminals of the airport.

He said: "If you're waiting for your bag and looking around you think, what are those animals doing in Westminster abbey?

"However much time you've got, there's a lot to look at."

In April Sir Peter recreated the Sgt Pepper cover to celebrate his 80th birthday, which included celebrities Amy Winehouse and Kate Moss.

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