Commissioned in 2004 for Brian Wilsons’ seventh solo album Gettin In Over My Head. Peter Blake clearly shows his appreciation for the music of the beach boys and that of Brian Wilson. A long time fan of their music Peter blake also produced a silk screen inspired by the band in 1964.
The work features a collage of Wilson, against a movie set-like 1950s vision of an American city. Blake has created an image montage inspired by each of the tracks on the album and hand-written the name of the track next to it, his choice of imagery highlights the diversity of his visual influences from Victorian angels and pop art geometric stripes to mediaeval knights and Gatsby-like eyes.