Art gifts to mark Diamond Jubilee
Examples of the “best of contemporary British art” have been presented to the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee.
Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Anish Kapoor and Grayson Perry are some of the leading names who have contributed examples of their work to honour the monarch’s 60-year-reign.
The Royal Academy of Arts presented the gifts – 97 works on paper by its Royal Academicians – to the Queen last month.
Hockney’s contribution is a colourful image of the Queen’s initials from her cypher ‘EIIR’ created on a iPad, Emin submitted a monoprint portrait of the monarch titled ‘HRH Royal Britannia’, while Perry’s present was designs for his motorbike.
The gifts have been added to the Royal Collection and will go on display at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, next autumn.
The portfolio includes prints, drawings, photographs and works in oil, watercolour and mixed media.
Martin Clayton, senior curator of prints and drawings, at the Royal Collection Trust, said: “The Royal Academy’s Diamond Jubilee gift is a vivid cross-section of the best of contemporary British art.
“It seems livelier and more varied than the Academy’s equivalent gifts for the Queen’s Coronation and Silver Jubilee; the Coronation gift was quite conservative, and even in 1977 there was still a feeling that individual artists were playing safe in their choice of works.
“Now in 2012 there is no sense of dutiful deference: the artists and architects are simply presenting an example of their very best work to the Queen, and in some cases that work is very personal – such as Tracey Emin’s imaginative portrait of the Queen, David Hockney’s ‘2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee’, or Joe Tilson’s ‘For Her Majesty a PC from Venice’.”
The Royal Academy, founded by George III in 1768, has the Queen as its patron and has presented gifts to the monarch to mark two other significant events during her reign.
Latest posts by Sally - Silversurfer's Editor (see all)
- Heavenly Heels for Special Occasions - April 22, 2019
- Win a NUTRiBULLET! - April 21, 2019
- The Queen – her life in pictures as she celebrates her 93rd birthday - April 19, 2019
- 2019 Food Trends: African Cuisine - April 17, 2019
- Feel a world away, right on your doorstep - April 10, 2019
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!