Who Painted "The First Real Target"?


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The painting "The First Real Target" was painted by English pop artist Peter Blake. As of 2014, it is on display at the Tate Gallery in the United Kingdom.

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"The First Real Target" was painted in 1961 and is a work of modern art that referenced the work of another artist, Jasper Johns. Johns took a target and executed the motif on canvas. Blake took the target inspiration further and purchased a paper target from a sports shop.

Since his work looked very realistic, Blake asked himself if it was the first real target. "The First Real Target," painted with enamel on canvas and paper on board, was purchased in 1982. Peter Blake is a well-known English pop artist known for co-creating the design for the Beatles album, "Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band."

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