Queen, Queen II


When it came time to design the artwork for their second album, Queen wanted to capture the zeitgeist and enlisted legendary glam rock photographer Mick Rock to photograph them. Fresh from shooting transformative images of the likes of David Bowie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop, Rock knew he had to come up with something grand to match Queen’s ambition. Taking inspiration from an atmospheric still of Marline Dietrich in Shanghai Express, he framed the group in their now-iconic diamond formation, with Freddie Mercury in the centre, re-enacting Dietrich’s pose. Mercury immediately understood its power, but the rest of the band worried that the results were pretentious. Rock convinced them otherwise: it gave them the gravitas their work warranted. Now seen as the group’s defining image, they reused the pose for their groundbreaking promo video for Bohemian Rhapsody.

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We are based just outside of York in the UK. All our frames are handmade with machine assistance for continued and lasting quality. All our frames are composed from premium quality FSC certified materials and are glazed with a gallery quality acrylic glazing. This cuts down on weight, is shatterproof for safety around children and pets and all without compromising on the final finish of your artwork.

High quality giclee print using 230gsm heavyweight coated paper and 12-colour Lucia ink for a vibrant and professional finish. The specially formulated ink pigments are produced to avoid graininess and fading, meaning your framed artwork will stand the test of time.
Manufactured in a MDF block moulding.

All framed artwork is hand taped to the rear of the frame to prevent any unwanted dust from entering and diminishing the look.