- Jamie Reid born 1947
- Photograph, gelatin silver print, printed paper on paper and tinted film on paper
- Support: 252 × 202 mm
- Presented by the artist 2008
Jamie Reid was largely responsible for the graphic identity of the Sex Pistols. His work, featuring letters cut from newspapers in the style of a ransom note, uses collage as an incendiary medium. His best known works include the Sex Pistols album Never Mind the Bollocks and the singles Anarchy in the UK and God Save The Queen. Here a woman, bandaged and positioned on the walkway of a tower block housing estate, represents the image and outlook of punk: a resigned, bored, yet utterly confrontational blankness and alienation. The work takes its name from a Sex Pistols song of the same title.
Gallery label, August 2018
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