TANYA BAXTER CONTEMPORARY
Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee
Saturday 6th August – 3rd September 2022 At
Heathrow VIP Lounge and Online
Andy Warhol - Queen Elizabeth II, from Reigning Queens 1985,
colour screen print with diamond dust 100.0 x 80.0 cm. Edition: Royal Edition Artist Proof 5/5
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Since 2015, Tanya Baxter Contemporary has been the exclusive art curator at Heathrow Terminal 5’s VIP Lounge, providing a stimulating ambience for VIP guests. In this exclusive environment, a range of clients are offered rare investment opportunities in the work of blue-chip artists with top auction records, as well as discerning acquisitions in the middle market. Tanya Baxter boasts more than two decades of experience in the post-modern, modern British and contemporary art markets, making her highly qualified to provide a bespoke art advisory service to the prestigious clientele of Heathrow VIP collectors.
This summer, a special exhibition has been carefully curated in the Heathrow VIP Lounge to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, celebrating her magnificent achievement of 75 years on the throne. From 6 August to 3 September, this exclusive exhibition can be viewed online, providing a unique opportunity to admire and acquire iconic works of art by legendary 20th century artists such as Andy Warhol as well as leading Modern British artists including Adrian Heath, Bridget Riley, Ian Davenport, Alan Davie and Pip Todd Warmoth. Collectors will find a wide choice of both abstract and figurative artworks from the Post-War period to the present day.
Happy Birthday Andy...
Taking centre stage in the exhibition are prints of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, 1985 from Reigning Queens by the most famous Pop artist of all, Andy Warhol(1928-1987). Reigning Queens portrayed four ruling queens at that time: Queen Elizabeth II of England, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland. Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical reproduction, Warhol created some of the 20th century’s most iconic images. Warhol based Reigning Queens on the queens’ official state portraits – Queen Elizabeth’s portrait is made using a photograph taken in 1977 for her Silver Jubilee - choosing these depictions because they were often mass produced on stamps and currency. In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 60 years on the throne by buying four of Warhol’s portraits of her for the Royal Collection.