Punk take on Queen and Joker at new Mark Sloper art show

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 (Mark Sloper)
(Mark Sloper)

A portrait of the Queen will be hanging side by side with The Joker in a new show by punk-inspired artist Mark Sloper.

The painter from West London is showing his new collection called The Art of Chaos at the Saatchi gallery.

It also includes a new painting of Princess Diana - all in a distinctive style influenced by Jamie Reid who designed record covers for punk pioneers the Sex Pistols.

Sloper, 56, who worked in the music business with bands including the Police and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, 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.

 (Mark Sloper)
(Mark Sloper)

“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. “The Art of Chaos is straight out of my studio to 40 galleries nationwide, the pressure is on… but hey its all selling.”

His work is at the prestigious Sloane Square gallery until October 17.

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