No 06 Olivier BlanckartFrance (1959)
XXth Century Lonely Art Camp - in extremis
In this three-dimensional installation, Olivier Blanckart has recreated a life-size version of the Beatles’ album cover for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The original cover, produced by Peter Blake, one of the forefathers of British pop art, pictured the Fab Four in colourful uniforms surrounded by a pantheon of famous people. In this distorted version, the artist gathers major figures from contemporary art history. Visitors can have fun trying to identify the various characters while discerning the real portraits from the pastiches embodied by the artist himself in his series Moi en: … (No 05), presented on the balcony of the Salle del Castillo.