16:29 27 September 2012
Andy Warhol arguably wanted to famous, like the Queen, so imagine his delight when the Queen bought his four iconic screen prints. These prints will be displayed in Windsor Castle to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The photograph used for the art was taken by Peter Grugeon, a later Reading-based photographer in April 1975. Thesame photograph which was officially used in 1977 for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
In this photograph, the Queen wore Vladimir tiara, Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee necklace, Queen Alexandra’s wedding earrings, and King George VI’s Family Order, as reported by The Telegraph.
The prints, which came from the Royal edition, are part of Reigning Queens portfolio. Reportedly they are sprinkled with fine particles of crushed or cut glass that give them that diamond-like spark.
The set of four characteristically brightly-coloured prints will form part of the exhibition ‘The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch’ at Windsor Castle from November 23rduntil June 2012.
The exhibition, which features a selection of commissioned, official, and formal portraits of the Queen, aims to show the diverse ways in which Her Majesty was represented for the past 60 years on the throne.
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