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Jamie Reid

God Save The Queen

1977 Bromide 12 x 17 cm Signed Bidding Ended
Artist Bio / Statement

The iconic print of 'God Save The Queen' was based on a Cecil Beaton photograph of Queen Elizabeth II, with an added safety pin through her nose and s...

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The iconic print of 'God Save The Queen' was based on a Cecil Beaton photograph of Queen Elizabeth II, with an added safety pin through her nose and swastikas in her eyes, and is described by Sean O'Hagan of The Observer as "the single most iconic image of the punk era". This work is an original 1977 bromide print of the same series by Jamie Reid, the English artist and anarchist with connections to the Situationists. His work, featuring letters cut from newspaper headlines in the style of a ransom note, came close to defining the image of punk rock, particularly in the UK. His best known works also include the Sex Pistols album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols and the singles "Anarchy in the UK", "Pretty Vacant" and "Holidays in the Sun". He is represented by Isis Gallery who look after Reid's extensive archive.