Work and Play 1972 by Jamie Reid

This month’s featured artwork is by:

Jamie Reid

Jamie Reid (born 1947)[1] is a British 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 include the Sex Pistols album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols and the singles “Anarchy in the UK“, “God Save The Queen” (based on a Cecil Beaton photograph of Queen Elizabeth II, with an added safety pin through her nose and swastikas in her eyes, described by Sean O’Hagan of The Observer as “the single most iconic image of the punk era”),[2][3][4]Pretty Vacant” and “Holidays in the Sun“.[5]

Work and Play (1972) Tate

Jamie Reid’s Ragged Kingdom Exhibition is currently at Temple Works, Leeds. Red Eye friends Urban Exploration are curating the end of show party.

If you would like your artwork or photography to appear here, please comment on this page and paste a link to a high res copy for consideration.

Peace / Team Red Eye x

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