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    Sale 5397

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop Memorabilia

    10 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 100

    The Sex Pistols

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    The Sex Pistols
    A promotional poster for the 1977 Virgin Records' single God Save The Queen, designed by Jamie Reid -- 27x39in. (69x99cm.), unfolded


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    This is probably one of the most memorable campaigns designed by Jamie Reid. Timed deliberately to coincide with the Queen's Silver Jubilee, the release of God Save The Queen caused considerable consternation amongst the Establishment. Reid created the campaign around the official Jubilee portrait of the Queen taken by Cecil Beaton which Reid had seen in the Daily Express.

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    Literature

    REID, Jamie & SAVAGE, Jon Up They Rise: The Incomplete Works Of Jamie Reid, London: Faber & Faber, 1987, pp.64-67
    BURGESS, Paul & PARKER, Alan Satellite, London: Abstract Sounds, 1999, p.80 (illus.)