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Jamie Reid archive

Music Newspaper
1977 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Jamie Reid's cut-and-paste aesthetic developed from his interest in radical politics. His artistic style developed while at art college in Croydon, where he was influenced by the ideas of the avant-garde political group, the Situationist International. The political slant to his art was aroused by the May 1968 Paris student riots, which inspired fraternal protests organised by Reid at the Croydon College of Art. These were directed with fellow student Malcolm McLaren, later to become the manager of the Sex Pistols.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lithographic print on newsprint.
Brief Description
'Anarchy in the U.K.' newspaper. Broadsheet featuring a black and white photograph of Soo Catwoman and the title and Sex Pistols logo in red. Jamie Reid collection.
Physical Description
Newspaper printed in black and white and red, featuring a photograph of Soo Catwoman on the cover.
Dimensions
  • Height: 46cm
  • Width: 32.5cm
  • Opened width: 65cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • ANARCHY / IN THE U.K. / 20p / No. 1 (on cover)
  • SeX PiSTOLS
Subjects depicted
Summary
Jamie Reid's cut-and-paste aesthetic developed from his interest in radical politics. His artistic style developed while at art college in Croydon, where he was influenced by the ideas of the avant-garde political group, the Situationist International. The political slant to his art was aroused by the May 1968 Paris student riots, which inspired fraternal protests organised by Reid at the Croydon College of Art. These were directed with fellow student Malcolm McLaren, later to become the manager of the Sex Pistols.
Collection
Accession Number
S.951-1990

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record createdFebruary 11, 2010
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