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Chris Levine Art For Sale:
Official Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: Lightness of Being

Chris Levine Lightness of Being
Artist: Chris Levine (Canadian, born 1960. UK based)

Title: Lightness of Being

Year: 2009

Condition: Excellent

Medium: 3D Lenticular Print from a high-resolution digital camera (62 Ipi 3D Lens/1860 dpi) photograph which was moved along a rail taking 200 images over a period of 8 seconds and post-produced into one image using a holographic stereogram system. Lenticular printing produces an image that appears to move as the viewer adjusts their view of the image. The fur on this particular image is extremely striking due to this process.

Image Size: 47.5cm wide x 67.5cm high

Edition: Original Limited Edition Print of 200. Signed on reverse by Chris Levine with date (2015)

Current Location: UK

Provenance: Official photograph recorded at Buckingham Palace London 2004. Signed and dated by the artist on the rear. Lightness of Being is a certified 3D Lenticular Holographic Print Portrait.

Video of the lenticular effect:

Video of the portrait sitting:

Photographing the Queen in 3D

Chris Levine Associations: Levine has worked with a wide range of collaborators and sitters, including the Dalai Lama, Kate Moss, Mercury Prize Winners Antony and the Johnsons, Philip Treacy, Massive Attack, Grace Jones, Asprey Jewellers and The Eden Project.

Levine's work has been exhibited at London's National Portrait Gallery, The Saatchi Gallery, Science Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Opinion: Levine, it is fair to say, is something of a sensation. His superb photographs have made him world famous, but none more so than his "holographic" image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen allowed Levine to publish a candid photo that he took of her whilst she was resting between shots with her eyes closed. This makes it the most intimate official portrait sanctioned by any British Monarch and possibly her most famous portrait this century.

In 2012, Lightness of Being was featured in the major exhibition "The Queen Art and Image" at the National Portrait Gallery London and received huge approval. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was described by the gallery "as the most evocative image of a royal by any artist".

Levine's Lightness of Being was featured on the front covers of the Sunday Times and Telegraph Magazines. It was used for the extensive publicity poster campaigns for London's National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery and also featured as a sale item on the Sky Arts programme 'Auction'.

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