All Hail the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Next year marks Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne and to celebrate her amazing run, England’s National Portrait Gallery has put together a travelling exhibition with 60 portraits of her majesty.
“The Queen: Art And Image” will comprise an eclectic mix, including a larger-than-life hologram of the Queen created by Chris Levine and a clip from a documentary of the Royal Family that has not been seen in more than 40 years. Other pieces include: a painting of the Queen’s floating head by Justin Mortimer, a life-sized 1969 portrait by Italian artist Pietro Annigoni, a 2007 photograph of the Queen in a “turbulent landscape” by Annie Leibovitz and more. Also on display will be a 1952 photograph of the Queen stepping out of a plane from Kenya “to an entirely different role” after learning about the death of her father, King George VI.