BRIT punk artist Mark Sloper has announced the launch of the first major art exhibition dedicated to the memory of the late Queen.
His provocative collection, the largest exhibition of his career, features HRH The Queen as the star of the show.
Sloper is famous after HRH The Queen saw her painting and asked for her punk portrait to be changed as she didn’t like the tattoo on her neck.
He created an image of Her Majesty with blue hair, a nose ring and the Loveheart ink.
Artist Mark Sloper, known as the Illuminati and collected around the world, created an image of Her Majesty with blue hair, a nose ring and the Love Heart ink.
The monarch is said to have found the artwork hilarious but requested that the tattoo of husband Philip’s name be changed to show their royal crest.
Speaking of the project, Mark said: “I’m etched in my tiny memory with the Queen’s iconic Jamie Reid portrait, reimagined as a punk rocker with a ring through his nose.”
He shared that it was part of his childhood and hopes his “reimagining of her as a beautiful punk monarch will stand the test of time, just like Jamie’s in 1977.”
He continued: “When I was first told that Her Majesty found my picture of her ‘a hoot’, I was truly touched when she approved it a second time so that I could publish it on a commercial print basis, i wanted to thank her personally, unfortunately it wasn’t to be.
Adding: “In her honor I dedicate my Saatchi show to Her Majesty and create a royal wall in honor of her glorious reign centered on the 1977 Silver Jubilee to tie in with the beginnings of punk rock.”
He went on to say that his art punk queens are beautifully constructed with sparkling jewels, newspaper headlines and the HRH Elizabeth II looking “gorgeous and regal” with a little “punk attitude”.
“Punk rockers like the Sex Pistols were misunderstood as anti-royalists, but I celebrate the monarchy and loved the Queen. Rule Britannia!” Martin shared.
Martin also said the royals themselves see the “humorous side” of his art and are now becoming collectors.
The artist’s work is collected by celebrities such as Sir Elton John, Sting, Boy George, Danny Dyer, Anthea Turner, John Terry and sex gun drummer Paul Cook.
The iconic image of Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrated later this month at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery at the annual StART event.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6385071/queen-artwork-shows-queen-blue-hair-nose-ring-tattoo/ The Queen artwork features the late monarch with blue hair, a nose ring and shoulder tattoo – and Her Majesty was delighted