High Notes

Beatles Cover Artist Hopes You Will Enjoy His Show

Pop artist Sir Peter Blake designed the iconic cover for the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, in the spring of 1967, but amazingly the Tate left him out of its recent exhibition “The Artist and the Age of Pop.” Now 77, Blake rationalized that “the humor in the work makes them uneasy.” Blake may not ever break free from the Sgt. Pepper connection, but he still hopes you will enjoy his show: “Venice,” a pop-collage homage to the city at Edinburgh’s Printmakers. “It’s more than 40 years now,” Blake says of the album cover, “And we’re still talking about it. And that’s always be the case.”