God Save the Queen (black on white)- Jamie Reid
About this piece: Silkscreen print of Queen Elizabeth II with her eyes and mouth covered with the song title and band name in ransom note-style font. The silkscreen print is signed and numbered by the artist. Framed in black with museum Artglass non reflective and 90% UV protection.
Jamie Reid’s cut-and-paste aesthetic developed from his interest in radical politics. His artistic style developed while at art college in Croydon, where he was influenced by the ideas of the avant-garde political group, the Situationist International. The political slant to his art was aroused by the May 1968 Paris student riots, which inspired fraternal protests organised by Reid at the Croydon College of Art. These were directed with fellow student Malcolm McLaren, later to become the manager of the Sex Pistols.
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