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Royals Head To York As Part Of Contemporary Portraits Collection.

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9:37am 1st March 2014

Royalty is coming to York today in the form of a new art exhibition at Beningbrough Hall.

The display, called 'Royals: Then and Now' is showing art work of famous members of the royal family.

The portraits which are normally based in the National Portrait Gallery in London are expected to create a fantastic and unique opportunity where members of the public can view such high profile pieces locally.

Some of the pieces on display include:

  • 4x Andy Warhol prints of the Queen looking striking in the baroque 18th Century saloon.

  • The 12ft tall centenary portrait f the royal family by Jon Wonnacott in the Great Hall.

  • The light box and hologram effect it creates of the Queen by Chris Levine.

  • Oil paintings of Prince William and Prince Harry in their uniform by Nicky Philipps.

  • Large clear print of the Queen and Prince Philip by Thomas Struth

Dave Morgan, General Manager of National Trust in York, told Minster FM: “Along with the selection of Andy Warhol prints there is also the last official photo shoot of Diana Princess of Wales, the engagement portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the headline act for this collection is we’ve got the first public showing of the christening photograph by Jamie Bell of Prince George.”

Further information of the full list of the portraits on show at the exhibition can be found at http://www.npg.org.uk/

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