Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong celebrates 50 years

Sir Peter Blake's original work is displayed on an advertising wall on City Hall across from the...

Sir Peter Blake's original work is displayed on an advertising wall on City Hall across from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. (All rights reserved)

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At its Hong Kong hotel, the luxury hotel group has just unveiled a work by Sir Peter Blake, among the leading artists in the British Pop art movement.

The collage, created using images from Hong Kong, archival photos and Mandarin Oriental advertisements, is on display on the wall of City Hall, just across from the hotel.

Sir Peter Blake, known for his images of pop culture icons, gained fame early in his career by creating the album cover for the Beatles' "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

The hotel group commissioned the artist to create this piece to celebrate 50 years of existence. The first Mandarin Oriental, opened in Hong Kong in 1963, is now the city's oldest five-star hotel. Today, the group includes 45 prestigious hotels across five continents, including the Mandarin Oriental in Paris, opened in 2011.


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