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Jamie Reid XXXXX: Fifty Years of Subversion and The Spirit

November 21st, 2018

OBOD Honorary Bard artist Jamie Reid has a new exhibition entitled Jamie Reid XXXXX: Fifty Years of Subversion and The Spirit showing at the Humber Street Gallery in Hull. The exhibition showcases a retrospective of Jamie’s work from the 1970’s to the present day, including photography, collage, prints, paintings, drawing and posters, each demonstrating Jamie’s unique voice and vision.

Also released to mark this major exhibition is a book Jamie Reid XXXXX  – a catalogue of work from 1968- 2018:

XXXXX is a fifty year-long survey of collages, paintings, & sketches by British artist, iconoclast, anarchist, punk, hippie, shit-stirring rebel & romantic Jamie Reid. This visual diary assembles Reid’s earliest graphic ventures out of art school, raw material from his iconic works for the Sex Pistols and unseen flashes of rebellion and beauty up to the present day. In true DIY ethos this book serves up Reid’s Anarchist, Situationist, Surrealist, Dadaist & Druidic influences with wild energy and no explanations. ~ L-13 Light Industrial Workshop

Here is a great introduction to Jamie’s work by his friend and agent John Marchant, who accepted the Honorary Bardship we awarded Jamie and gave a presentation on his work at the 2016 OBOD Gathering in Glastonbury:

And here is a review of the show by Hannah Clugston of the Guardian:

Jamie Reid XXXXX review – Britain’s longest-reigning rebel

Jamie’s Reid’s name might not be familiar but his work will be. The fluorescent Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols album cover was not dreamt up by a clever marketing agency but created by Reid, who suits both the title of “artist” and “anarchist” quite comfortably. In fact Reid’s newspaper clipping text and photomontage style of work came to define the Punk era, and his portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with a safety pin through her lip still stands as an emblem of rebellion here to read the entire article 

Jamie’s show runs until the 6 January 2019.

Jamie Reid being filmed at Doll Tor in the Derbyshire Dales.