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Punk Queens created by artist to celebrate monarch’s Platinum Jubilee

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Punk Queens created by artist to celebrate monarch’s Platinum Jubilee

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rtist Mark Sloper has created a series of Punk Queens to mark the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee.

He has produced 40 original Queens in his trademark style as well as a limited edition print run of 500.

Sloper’s style is influenced by his love of punk music and the work of Jamie Reid who created the iconic royal imagery for the Sex Pistols’ God Save the Queen.

He said: “My art punk Queens are beautifully constructed with sparkling jewels, newspaper headlines and the fabulous HRH Elizabeth II looking splendid and regal, but of course retaining a little punky attitude.

“It’s my homage to punk – not only the way we looked, but the way we thought and treated others. A little bit of Shepherd’s Bush punk ghetto is illuminating walls globally. I love the ceremony and the old-fashioned English respect for our lovely Queen.

“Punk rockers such as the Sex Pistols have been misunderstood as anti-royalist but I celebrate the monarchy and love the Queen. Rule Britannia! The Queen has seen herself reimagined by me, and I still have my head.”

The launch of the series is taking place at Castle Fine Art, St Christopher’s Place, near Bond Street Tube station, on Wednesday, while the pieces will then be exhibited at 40 Castle Fine Art galleries in the UK.

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