This exhibition includes new and unseen work, including a series of paintings by street artist Mr. Brainwash, made famous through the Banksy film, Exit Through the Gift Shop in 2010. Mr. Brainwash has made three paintings of the Queen wearing Ray Ban aviator sunglasses with his trademark splattered paint background.
Other highlights in the exhibition include: Internationally renowned British artist Gavin Turk is known as one of the YBAs (Young Britishh Artists) that came to fame in the 90s alongside peers such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. His portrait of The Queen is the smallest work in the show is a collaged image of her head using a 2 pence stamp adhered to a 1 pence stamp.
Scarlett Raven, a young emerging artist known for her paintings that commemorate British soldiers and her collaborations with the British Legion, has also created a new work especially for the show. Raven's painting of a poppy field has a unique twist when viewed through a smart phone or tablet ? using a downloadable Blippar app - as a series of iconic photographs of the queen from childhood to her 90th year appear projected onto the painting, accompanied by a soundtrack written and performed by film composer Marc Canham.
James Mylne is Britain's leading ballpoint pen artist. He has spent over 50 hours drawing his latest portrait of the Queen entitled 'Eyes Wide Shut'. The image features the Queen with a jagged red stripe painted across her face, a look made famous by David Bowie in the 1970s. This new drawing by Mylne is a homage to a work by street artist Banksy, which appeared in Bristol during the Queen's Jubilee year in 2012, and to the recent passing of the music legend David Bowie.
Ben Moore, curator of the exhibition says
Throughout history artists have always depicted royalty. To mark this very special anniversary we have gathered together an exciting collection of works depicting Elizabeth II by some of our favorite modern artists. The Tabernacle, often heralded the 'Taj Mahal of Kensington' is the perfect setting for this very royal exhibition.
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Private View - Tuesday 14 June, 6.30 - 9.30pm
The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY.
Due to overwhelming demand we have extended the exhibition period of the Art Below Summer Show for an extra 2 weeks giving you a further opportunity to showcase your work on billboard space in the London Underground and take part in our group show at London's Tabernacle Gallery.
As an Art Below exhibitor you will join an impressive selection of artists also taking part in the Summer Show including Keith Haynes, Amanda Wigglesworth, Carne Griffiths, Nina Fowler, Miranda Donovan, James Mylne, Rebecca Fontaine Wolf, Noah Da Costa and Schoony.
For further information on how you can take part in the summer show please register online here
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