Bill Wyman part of Sir Peter Blake’s new Royal Albert Hall artwork
Bill Wyman attended the grand opening for Sir Peter Blake’s new artwork in the Royal Albert Hall in London this week, with the artwork a historical tribute featuring more than 340 stars from the world of sport, music and entertainment.
The mural by Sir Peter is entitled Appearing at the Albert Hall, and is a massive 10-foot tall tribute to people who have appeared at the Royal Albert Hall from 1871 to the present day. Appearing on the mural are stars such as Sir Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Johnny Cash, Tim Henman and Jimmi Hendrix.
Bill Wyman also appears on the giant artwork as part of the montage of a ‘who’s who’ of the arts, science, music and sport worlds. Bill attended the opening with Sir Peter, along with the likes of the Queen’s Brian May.
Sir Peter, who is known as being ‘the Godfather of British pop art’ said: “I was honoured when the Royal Albert Hall commissioned me to create this mural. The project instantly captured my imagination – the ultimate opportunity to promote the arts in one of Britain’s greatest venues, combined with the challenging process of immortalising over 400 of the world’s most popular artists.”
Situated next to the Café Bar in the venue’s Zvi and Ofra Meitar Porch and Foyer, it is available for all to see, and reflects Prince Albert’s vision of a ‘Central Hall’ promoting understanding and appreciation of the arts and sciences.
Find out more at the Royal Albert Hall.