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Britain's Royal Collection Adds Andy Warhol Screenprints

September 24, 2012  |  8:00pm
Britain's Royal Collection Adds Andy Warhol Screenprints

Britain’s Royal Collection Trust just got a little pop of color to it. According to London AP, the Royal Collection have just purchased four of Andy Warhol’s famous screenprint portraits of the Queen.

The four screen-prints were made in 1985 as part of Warhol’s “Reigning Queens” portfolio. It features a formal photograph of Queen Elizabeth II from her Silver Jubilee celebration, in which the Monarch is wearing a tiara and huge diamond necklace. Warhol took the photograph and added his signature style of art, by adding a pop color to the photograph.

The screenprints will be featured in the Portraits of a Monarch exhibit that begins at Windsor Castle in November. The purchase of the famous screenprints was announced Monday. While royal officials refuse to reveal how much was spent on the four screenprints, it was announced that the Queen herself approved the purchase.

The addition of Warhol’s prints will add a new American style to the famous collection of British rulers that date back to the 15th century. The exhibit will be open to all who visit Windsor Castle and will run until June.

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