ICYMI: World Renowned Pop Artist Jann Haworth Receives Key To Salt Lake City

From our original article published April 20:

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 10, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — International artist Jann Haworth has been a player on the world stage for decades, bursting onto the pop art scene back in 1967 as one of the designers of The Beatles’ famed Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

Now, 49 years after Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, the Grammy Award winning artist and Salt Lake City resident has been awarded the key to the city by Mayor Jackie Biskupski.

Jann Haworth (white sweater) and Peter Blake work on the Sgt. Pepper album cover. Photo Courtesy: Adam Cooper.
Jann Haworth (white sweater) and Peter Blake (middle with beard) work on the Sgt. Pepper’s album cover, 1967. Photo Courtesy: Adam Cooper.

The presentation took place at the Modern West Fine Art Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City, where Biskupski also recognized Haworth with the Mayor’s Artist Achievement Award.

Haworth — who just returned from Paris after a major exhibit of her work at the Art Paris Art Fair at the Grand Palais — recently sat down for a one-on-one interview with her daughter, Gephardt Daily correspondent and content manager Daisy Blake, talking about the enduring legacy of the Sgt. Pepper’s cover, its reincarnation and relevancy as a mural in downtown Salt Lake, along with the direction her new work is taking her.

To see the in-depth interview with Haworth, click on the video player above.

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