Purchase Queen In Blood Diamonds Negative Silkscreen Print by Jamie Reid Hand-Pulled on Wove Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Artwork. 2020 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 250 Artwork Size 17x24.5 Silkscreen Print of Elizabeth II Queen of England In Demonic Style With Words "God Save Great Britain" Art Car Boot Fair Edition "Queen In Blood Diamonds Negative" is a striking silkscreen print by the renowned artist Jamie Reid, a limited edition piece produced with meticulous hand-pulled technique on fine wove art paper. Dated 2020, this exclusive artwork, available in only 250 signed and numbered editions, measures 17x24.5 inches, marking its significance in the realm of contemporary art. Delving into the details, the artwork portrays Elizabeth II, the Queen of England, in a provocative and almost demonic style. This avant-garde representation draws heavily from Reid's previous creations, especially his emblematic work for the Sex Pistols - "God Save The Queen." Notably, in "Queen In Blood Diamonds Negative," the Queen is adorned with the same blood diamond crown that she was pictured wearing for her 1977 Jubilee. This crown, beyond its historical significance, provides a visual linkage between Reid's iconic past work and this contemporary piece. The origins of this piece are rooted in Reid's collaboration for the Scorzayzee record titled 'Great Britain'. The artwork's integration of the phrase "God Save Great Britain" further reinforces its socio-political commentary, a hallmark of Reid's style. The work's debut at the Art Car Boot Fair speaks volumes about its place in modern pop and street art. Its edgy appearance, combined with Reid's historic association with punk aesthetics, ensures that "Queen In Blood Diamonds Negative" stands out as an emblematic representation of the ongoing dialogue between monarchy, pop culture, and societal critique in the realms of street and graffiti art.
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