Sheet size: 116 x 55 cm
Unsigned/Signed: Signed in the plate
Taken from an original commission for Selfridges, London in 1977 to mark Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee. The print is one of a limited number that were to be used for display in the store.
Topolski re-worked an image of British officers, originally made in the 1950s, into a pop art style and scaled the image to work, in series, along the whole length of the Selfridges store. The silk-screen print, on brown wrapping paper, has dramatic blocks of solid colour. The resulting image combines the tradition of ceremonial with the style and energy of swinging London.