Our Fans by Peter Blake, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Knightsbridge Green.
Blake’s work seen from the entrance to Knightsbridge tube station
The huge collage was launched in mid January 2017.
The Mandarin Oriental’s press release says: ‘Our Fans, the largest artwork Sir Peter Blake has ever created, is a collage of 100 prominent faces, from Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren to Joanna Lumley and Jenny Packham. All are regular guests at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.’
The collage photographed from Harvey Nicols’ store with their permission.
The huge collage’s creation is apt due to this being the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ iconic album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the cover of which Sir Peter Blake gained world wide recognition.
It will be in place until June 2017.
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There are leaflets commemorating the Peter Blake mural along with the celebrities’ names. These are available from the Mandarin hotel reception.
Here’s a video on the creation of Blake’s latest work. This also details why renowned celebrities make the Mandarin Oriental their first choice for staying in London, as well as progress of the ongoing restoration work.
Mandarin Oriental page detailing names of the celebrities featured on Blake’s collage.
Interesting video at the Evening Standard showing the collage being put in place.