‘Cultural inspiration’: contemporary artists mark Queen’s jubilee

Mixing classical and urban styles, works reflect 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s cultural influence

Corgis and horses are out; tattoos and shades are in. Portraits of the Queen by 52 contemporary artists to mark her platinum jubilee depict the monarch in ways rarely seen since the days of the Sex Pistols.

Among the works are Queen of the Hood, by ballpoint artist James Mylne, which shows a “majestic and stunning” young Elizabeth in regal Order of the Garter robes accessorised with designer sunglasses.

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