Chris Levine's screenprint 'Lightness of Being (Her Majesty) 2013' raised a massive $360k at the The 27th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. The print was created during experimental print sessions in the Jealous Print Studios in 2013.
The 27th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish raised over $6.3 million for the global effort to end AIDS. Auction items included the silkscreen print with faceted Swarovski crystals, Lightness of Being (Her Majesty) 2013 by Chris Levine.
Chris Levine is a light artist who works across many mediums in pursuit of sensory experience through image and form. Levine’s work considers light not just as a core aspect of art, but of human experience more widely and a spiritual and philosophical edge permeate his work. Levine is perhaps best known for producing what is already being described as one of the most iconic images of the twenty first century, Lightness of Being. With light as its message, the sensational portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II presents an utterly fresh depiction of the most famous woman in the world. Levine is a pioneer in the field of light art, creating an adapting technology in the pursuit of the widest possible visual sensation.
You can view Chris Levine's prints including his print for the Elton John AIDS Foundation here
The HELP Portfolio
A new print portfolio by 16 leading UK artists to raise funds for charities affected by COVID-19
Launch date: 11am , Thursday 5th November 2020
Sue Arrowsmith, Margaret Calvert, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Michael Craig-Martin, Ian Davenport, Nicky Hirst, Idris Khan, Chris Levine, Paul McDevitt, Elizabeth Magill, Annie Morris, Paul Morrison, Remi Rough, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Mathew Weir, Paul Winstanley.