Jamie Reid is known for subverting portraiture of political figureheads, most notably Queen Elizabeth II in his iconic work with The Sex Pistols.
In Bloody Empire, Reid switches subjects to Queen Victoria – the monarch who sat on the throne while the British Empire swept the globe, murdering millions and stamping out cultures all in the name of financial gain.
Alongside the cut out letters we see across his oeuvre, Reid has blacked out Victoria’s eyes, added a dribble of blood coming from her mouth, and gifted her a new moniker – the Empress of Pain.
From a limited edition of 30, this piece is signed and numbered by the artist.
Size (cm): 94.6 x 69.5
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Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 30
Size (cm): 94.6 x 69.5
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About the artist
British artist Jamie Reid is best known for his iconic work with ‘The Sex Pistols’: this is the man behind the album artwork that would define a generation. No stranger to scandal, Reid continues to subvert the portraiture of political figureheads, from punking the Queen with safety pins to Nazifying Donald Trump with swastikas.
Raised in a politically active family, Reid uses his creative voice to shout about the most contentious of political issues: nuclear weapons, racism, the criminal justice system. His powerful political art prints have earned him a loyal following, with high profile collectors including Vivienne Westwood, Madonna and Angelina Jolie.