PETER COOK, HIS HOME, HAMPSTEAD, AUGUST, 1979
THE WATERMARK AND THE SIGNATURE ON THE IMAGE WILL NOT BE PRESENT ON AN ORIGINAL PRINT.
THE MESSAGE ON PETER’S HAT READS: ‘DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE WITH DEREK AND CLIVE’.
Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English satirist, writer and comedian. An extremely influential figure in modern British comedy, he is regarded as the leading light of the British satire boom of the 1960s. Cook has been described by Stephen Fry as “the funniest man who ever drew breath”, although his work was also controversial. Cook is closely associated with anti-establishment comedy which emerged in Britain and the United States in the late 1950s.