It was a happy ‘accident’ that resulted in Chris Levine’s meditative portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. He had set out on a commission to commemorate the Isle of Jersey’s 800th year of allegiance to the crown in a holographic portrait, a process that involved an extraordinary technological array: a high-resolution digital camera which moved along a rail taking 200 images over eight seconds, a 3-D data scanner and a medium format camera which he could use, if necessary, to capture information he could texture-map onto the 3-D data sets. The queen was required to sit still for 8 seconds at a time, and between the passes she closed her eyes to rest. Levine was struck by the beauty of her meditative state and snapped the shutter.
EDITION OF 80
SHEET SIZE – 44 X 66.5 CM
signed CL ’08 bottom RHS in red ink. 3-dimensional lenticular print.
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Increasingly rare, this contemporary portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has become one of the most recognisable and highly collectible images of the twentieth century.
This piece is scratched and not in perfect condition. Please contact the gallery for information.