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Queen Elizabeth II, hand-coloured by Beatrice Johnson , 1952 © Courtesy of the Artist and National Portrait Gallery. NPG x125105
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Lightness of Being , 2004 © Chris Levine
The Queen: Art and Image

St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE
United Kingdom
May 17th, 2012 - October 21st, 2012

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.npg.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
westminster
EMAIL:  
emacnair@npg.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 020 7321 6620
OPEN HOURS:  
Open daily 10am - 6pm; Late night opening Thursday and Friday until 9pm
TAGS:  
portrait photography, photography

DESCRIPTION

Porter Gallery

Touring

  • National Gallery Complex, Edinburgh
    25 June–18 September 2011
  • National Museums Northern Ireland
    14 October 2011–15 January 2012
  • National Museum Cardiff
    4 February – 29 April 2012

To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the National Portrait Gallery is staging an innovative touring exhibition bringing together sixty of the most remarkable and resonant images of Elizabeth II. This will be the first National Portrait Gallery exhibition to tour to British venues before being shown in London, opening in Edinburgh in June, Belfast in October and Cardiff and London in 2012.

The exhibition includes formal painted portraits, official photographs, press images and works by contemporary artists and explores the evolution of the way The Queen has been portrayed during the sixty years of her reign.  Artists and photographers include Pietro Annigoni, Cecil Beaton, Lord Lichfield, Andy Warhol, Lucian Freud and Gerhard Richter and their works are accompanied by archival material – from film footage to postage stamps.

The Queen: Art and Image celebrates and explores the startling range of artistic creativity and media-derived imagery that the Queen has inspired. It also probes the relation of this imagery to a world of changing values during a reign that has engaged the attention of millions.

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