Never mind the Shepard Fairey criminal contempt conviction, here’s Jamie Reid. The designer who branded the Sex Pistols so indelibly by ripping across Her Majesty’s face now has his first solo West Coast exhibition at Shepard’s Subliminal Projects Gallery.
Shepard was still living in San Diego when we first met in 1999 in Silver Lake, which I described in my subsequent Print magazine feature story as “a hip but seedy neighborhood that separates Hollywood from downtown Los Angeles.” That area has since become his studio and gallery’s base of operation.
And “Ragged Kingdom” is a retrospective of Jamie’s work from the 1970s up to now. He’s still politically involved, as evidenced by his graphics. And his paintings reflect a new, spiritual side. His latest print collaborations with Shepard are also on display.
The show closes on April 14th.
Installation and opening night photos below © and courtesy Alan Shaffer.
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