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Creator:
Andrew Logan, born 1945, British
Title:

Her Majesty

Date:
1992 (recreated 2012)
Medium:
Resin, mirror, objets trouvés, glass and wood
Dimensions:
Overall: 91 x 43 x 2 1/2 inches (231.1 x 109.2 x 6.4 cm) and Overall: 10 1/2 x 9 x 5 inches (26.7 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Lynn W. and G. F. Robert Hanke, Yale BA 1960
Copyright Status:
© The Artist
Accession Number:
B2013.30
Classification:
Sculptures
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
crown | mirror | portrait
Associated People:
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary)
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:66354
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Situated on the flamboyant fringe of the contemporary art world, Andrew Logan’s eclectic practice encompasses sculpture, mosaic, jewelry, fashion, and performance. In the 1970s he became known for his surreal art events, such as the “Alternative Miss World” contests, featuring unconventional costumes as well as colorful installations produced for prominent figures from the world of fashion, including Zandra Rhodes and the Biba label. Her Majesty is one of a series of works that transforms iconic figures, in this case Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, into resplendent mirror portraits. Drawing the viewer into a complicit relationship with the image, the work pays homage to its subject while celebrating a peculiarly English style, harking back to the irreverence of the punk era and the King’s Road scene in London in the 1970s.

Gallery label for A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13)



Situated on the flamboyant fringe of the contemporary art world, Andrew Logan’s eclectic practice encompasses sculpture, mosaic, jewelry, fashion, and performance. In the 1970s he became known for his surreal art events, such as the “Alternative Miss World” contests, featuring unconventional costumes as well as colorful installations produced for prominent figures from the world of fashion, including Zandra Rhodes and the Biba label. Her Majesty is one of a series of works that transforms iconic figures, in this case Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, into resplendent mirror portraits. Drawing the viewer into a complicit relationship with the image, the work pays homage to its subject while celebrating a peculiarly English style, harking back to the irreverence of the punk era and the King’s Road scene in London in the 1970s.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

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