Sir Peter Blake creates a modern-day Beatles Bentley for charity
Sir Peter Blake is perhaps best known for designing the cover art for the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Beatles album. Almost a half-century later, Bentley has commissioned him to design a striking one-of-a-kind Continental to be auctioned for charity. Drawing on inspiration from his previous work, Sir Peter chose a number of contrasting colours with which to adorn the car – including British Racing Green, Fuscia Pink and St Luke’s Blue, the latter a bespoke colour that pays homage to one of the hospices chosen as one of the beneficiaries of its sale. A St James Red heart motif was hand-painted onto the Continental Yellow bonnet, and the collage theme continues inside with each seat trimmed in a different shade of leather.
Sir Peter’s custom Continental will be sold at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on 24 June 2016.