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Art Alliance Profile: Jamie Reid

Published July, 2014
Vault // Thursday, 24 Jul 2014
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We announced this week on the site that Juxtapoz was lucky to be invited to participate in what will be a fantastic public art and exhibition in Chicago during Lollapolooza. Shepard Fairey has curated a "Art Alliance: The Provocateurs" in Chicago from July 31—August 4, 2014, featuring a fantastic roster of artists from all mediums and eras. Today, we look at one participating artist, one of the famed visual artists for the Punk movement and the Sex Pistols, Jamie Reid.

We wanted to give our readers a chance to get their tickets now, so if you happen to be in Chicago, or headed to Lollapolooza and want to see the "Provocateurs" show, follow this link for ADVANCED TICKETS.

As we mentioned yesterday as well, for the next two weeks, Juxtapoz will be posting past features from many of the artists in Art Alliance from our print edition. Some interviews are new, some old, but we hope for some people who want to learn more about these artists these features and interviews can help provide insight into the work and artists lives. This interview with Jamie Reid was from our special Art in the Streets issue in April 2011 issue of Juxtapoz. Jamie's inclusion in that show was a clever curatorial move, as it expanded into the zine and flyer culture that grew in conjunction with graffiti and helped inform a broadening street art culture. Jamie Reid and his work with the Sex Pistols was a pivotal moment in counter-culture art.

 

One of the major highlights of the exhibition will be that a portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Chicago Arts Partnerships In Education (CAPE), an organization which inspires students to be passionate about their education by weaving visual and performing arts into their classroom lessons. They bring academic subjects to life through art, and partner teaching artists with Chicago Public School teachers to develop original, creative lesson plans.

(thank you to BSA for the image above)

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