Jamie Reid

Jamie Reid (born 1947) is an English artist and anarchist.  Jamie Reid's longstanding practice as an artist sits firmly within a tradition of Enfglish radical dissent that would include, for example, William Blake, Wat Tyler and Gerard Winstanley. Like them the work of dissent must offer, out of necessity, other social and spiritual models and Reid's practice is no exception.

Although Reid is known primarily for deployment of Situationist strategies in his iconic work for The Sex Pistols and Suburban Press, the manifold strands of his art both continue that work whilst showing us other ways in which we can mobilise our energy and spirituality. It is this dialectic between gnosticism and dissent that lies at the heart of Reid's practice and makes him one of the great English iconoclastic artists. 

 

- LUNAR HARE

This hand printed and painted watercolour piece is playful and  full of references. Reid says that “the Hare is the Trickster, the Free Thinker… and is a specific reference to Beuys. The moon is female. The primary colours are also a nod to the Bauhaus and Kandinsky’s Colour Theory”.
Jamie Reid  (born 1947) is an English artist and anarchist.  Studying at Croydon Art School he met the future manager of the Sex Pistols, Malcom McLaren. He is best known for his décollage covers of the Sex Pistols’ albums Never Mind the Bollocks and Here’s the Sex Pistols, as well as their singles “Anarchy in the U.K.” and “God Save the Queen.”  His longstanding practice as an artist sits firmly within a tradition of English radical dissent that would include, for example, William Blake, Wat Tyler and Gerard Winstanley.
Today, his works can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Tate Gallery in London.

'Ragged Kingdom' 2015 'God Save Our Forests' 2013 Jamie Reid - Lunar Hare

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