Peter Blake designs Bentley convertible for charity

British pop artist Peter Blake has created a unique design for a Bentley Continental GT V8 S convertible.

The lot will cross the block in Bonhams' Goodwood Festival of Speed auction on June 24, with the proceeds to benefit the Care2Save Charitable Trust.

Peter Blake Bentley
Peter Blake designed the cover art for the Beatles' Sgt Pepper album

The charity raises funds for palliative and hospital care.  

Blake is one of the most important British artists of the 20th century.

He is perhaps best known as the designer of the Beatles' Sgt Pepper album cover.

Most recently he created a dazzle ship for the Liverpool Biennial, using similar bright and bold colours.

There's no estimate available for the car, but it's likely to sell for a six figure sum.

Kevin Rose, a spokesman for Bentley, comments: "Sir Peter has designed a strikingly colourful car, encapsulating exactly why he is thought of as one of Britain's leading artists.

"It was a fascinating project to be part of, particularly for the skilled artisans in our bespoke Mulliner division, who worked closely with Sir Peter to bring this design to life.

"We have proudly supported the Care2Save Charitable Trust and the hospice movement for more than 25 years and so take great delight from donating this inimitable car for such a worthwhile cause."

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