‘The Tears Of A Crown’ is a collaged teardrop Giclée print by pop-artist Brian Jones. Printed onto 190gsm Bockingford 100% Cotton Rag paper, the print is from a limited edition of 15 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
The work of Brian Jones is best summed up by his own self-analysis: ‘twisted through pop, subverted by punk’. His self-labelled ‘new pop’ aesthetic merges political controversy with cult celebrity iconography, finished with a heavy dose of word-play witticism. The resulting body of work offers a brash and brilliantly satirical comment on contemporary culture, while producing an aesthetic of inimitable panache. ‘The Tears Of A Crown’ depicts the Queen’s head on a perforated postage stamp, a single tear falling from her eye. Backed by the Scottish flag, the print proffers a timely and tongue-cheek comment on the precarious state of the UK. It’s full of attitude, as well as aesthetic appeal, with its striking composition and gentle blue wash, cementing Jones’ reputation as king of pop-punk cool.