Medium: Colour silkscreen with fluorescent inks on Somerset 410 gsm paper, signed by the artist
Good To Know: Professionally framed. When not on display the artwork is stored in our humidity controlled art storage facility. Condition report available upon request.
Series: Lightness of Being
In 2004, Chris Levine was commissioned by the Jersey Heritage Trust to create a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The photograph was to mark 800 years of allegiance to the Crown by the Island of Jersey.
'Equanimity' was presented in 2011 to the National Portrait Gallery by the people of Jersey. In 2012, it was remade and became, 'The Diamond Queen', featuring 1,100 white diamonds, created with the London jeweller Asprey. The image also appeared on a holographic £10 Jersey stamp and the £100 Jersey banknote.
An earlier version of 'Equanimity' had toured the National Gallery Complex, Edinburgh; National Museums Northern Ireland, Belfast and National Museum Cardiff as part of 'The Queen: Art and Image' exhibition. The exhibition also included Chris Levine's 'Lightness of Being', an image derived from the sittings for Equanimity which depicts the monarch with her eyes closed.
Both works were chosen as the opening and closing pieces for the exhibition, which was seen by over half a million people from 17th May to the 21st October 2012.
The iconic body of work has since had international acclaim and has been editioned through the Fine Art Society, London.