Britain’s pretty hot right now, well.. culturally at least, with the Royal Wedding last year being a primer for 2012 where Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 60 years on the throne, and London hosts the 697th Olympiad; the Union Jack couldn’t be a more culturally recognizable symbol, and one ready to be filtered and manipulated by artists.
Imitate Modern is celebrating that often controversial relationship between art and the monarchy with Proud To Be British a patriotic gallery show featuring some of the most notorious names in British art including Banksy, classic photographer Terry O’Neill, and Goldie who’s portrait of the Queen on sustainable birch heads this post.
International artists also feature work including pop artist Romero Britto showing his portrait with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Maximilian Wiedemann’s Kate Moss and Hollywood photographer Tyler Shields will be showcasing his piece ‘Beyond The Gates’ featuring Clint Eastwood’s daughter Francesca Eastwood outside the gates of Buckingham Palace.
The Proud To Be British show opens this Thursday and runs until September.
- Ben Loom @stronglook