Queen Elizabeth II ('Equanimity')

© Chris Levine

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Queen Elizabeth II ('Equanimity')

by Chris Levine, by Rob Munday
lenticular print on lightbox, 2012
30 3/4 in. x 22 1/4 in. (782 mm x 565 mm) overall
Given by The People of Jersey, 2012
Primary Collection
NPG 6936

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Artistsback to top

  • Chris Levine (1960-), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 5 portraits.
  • Rob Munday, Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.

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Commissioned in 2004 by the Island of Jersey, this portrait was made by artist Chris Levine with holographer Rob Munday, to commemorate the island's 800-year allegiance to the Crown. Two sittings took place, and to create a three-dimensional portrait, over 10,000 images were made. Equanimity was the first holographic portrait of the Queen.

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  • Edited by Rab MacGibbon and Tanya Bentley, Icons and Identities, 2021, p. 115
  • Shulman, Alexandra, Elizabeth II Princess, Queen, Icon, 2021, p. 129
  • Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 281 Read entry

    Queen Elizabeth II, the ruling monarch of the United Kingdom and head of the Commonwealth, succeeded her father George VI in 1952, aged twenty-five. Her coronation in 1953, the first ever to be televised, was broadcast internationally. Her Silver and Golden Jubilees were celebrated in 1977 and 2002, and 2012 was her Diamond Jubilee marking sixty years on the throne, the second longest reign of a British monarch. She is the most portrayed individual in history.

    Ontario-born Chris Levine (b.1972) studied graphic design at Chelsea School of Art and computer graphics at Central Saint Martins School of Art. His practice incorporates photography, lasers, holography and stage design. Made by Levine with holographer Rob Munday, Equanimity was commissioned by the Island of Jersey in 2004 to commemorate the island’s 800-year allegiance to the Crown. Two sittings took place and, to create the three-dimensional portrait, over 10,000 images were made. Equanimity is the first holographic portrait of the Queen.

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