Warhol’s portraits of The Queen
The Royal Collection has bought four “diamond-dusted” portraits of the Queen by Andy Warhol, which are on view at Windsor Castle to mark the Diamond Jubilee.
The 100 cm. x 80 cm. brightly colored images are sprinkled with fine particles of crushed glass, which sparkle in the light like diamonds.
"I want to be as famous as the Queen of England," said the Pop artist. Warhol consequently created the images in 1985 as part of his Reigning Queens portfolio, which also included images of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, and Queen Ntombi of Swaziland.
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