Jamie Reid has created two original artworks, God Save Us All and God Save the USA, centred around Donald Trump for Toby Mott’s Cultural Traffic NY, the inaugural US edition of his counterculture fair. Anarchist artist Jamie Reid is one of the best known creatives of the punk era, as creator of the Sex Pistols’ iconic God Save the Queen album artwork.
The print publishing fair, which had its first edition in London’s Shoreditch during Frieze week in October 2016, is positioned by Toby as “the perfect antidote to the celebration of privilege on view at Frieze New York Randall’s Island”. It is free to enter and described by Toby as “where vintage counterculture meets with current DIY publication”, featuring international exhibitors across self-publishing, and out-of-print, vintage print material,
Toby is an aficionado on the creative output of the punk movement and the author of Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80.
God Save Us All and God Save the USA will be printed in an edition of 313 and published by the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, signed and numbered by Jamie, and “folded and a pre-distressed condition”. The works will be shown alongside God Save the Queen 2017 (Swastika Eyes), based on the original first made in 1977.
Cultural Traffic New York will take place on 7 May 2017 at Hester Street Fair, New York City, in partnership with Let’s Panic magazine. Two further editions will also take place in Los Angeles on 24 September at Richardson Store, and London on 8 October at Kachette.