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"Liberty", a striking set of prints from Jamie Reid

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artepublic have managed to get our hands on a set of six prints by iconic artist Jamie Reid, best known for his work with The Sex Pistols in the 70s.

The prints formed part of a solo exhibition in London at the beginning of last year named “Out of the Dross”. Alongside some unique works was “Liberty” (a word particularly pertinent to Reid’s work and ethic) made in six variations, Blue, Red, Black and three diamond dust editions that parody the most famous Reid image of all... the Queen. Taking familiar images that cement the foundations of Jamie’s reputation and covering them with symbols that represent the wider spectrum of his visual register is a confounding yet liberating technique – it’s a celebration and a cathartic trashing at the same time.

In his true rebellious style, Jamie Reid also donated 50% of all the profits from any sales from the exhibition to the Occupy London Movement further challenging capitalism and the idea of art as commodity.

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