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Royal Collection staff Allan Chinn, left, Martin Clayton, right stand with two Andy Warhol portraits of Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor Castle. AP Photo/PA, Andrew Matthews.
By: Gregory Katz, Associated Press
LONDON (AP).- Britain's Royal Collection Trust has gone Pop Art with the purchase of four famous Andy Warhol portraits of Queen Elizabeth II. The colorful screenprints are based on a formal photograph of the queen wearing a tiara and necklace that was used during her Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977. They will form part of the Portraits of a Monarch exhibit starting in November at Windsor Castle. The purchase was announced Monday, but royal officials refused to say how much was paid for the portraits. The purchase brings the distinctive style of the American artist to a collection of portraits of British rulers that dates back to the 15th Century. "They are in a very interesting and contemporary technique that Andy Warhol really ... More
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