New York Times x Chris Levine

September 9, 2022


Chris Levine speaks to the New York Times for their latest feature: “Artists discuss how they turned the queen into an icon.”


“Looking back, it was quite surreal,” Levine said in an interview in February. “I was trying to get beyond the persona of the queen, through to the essence of her being,” he recalled of his meetings with the monarch. “That’s where the real beauty is.”


Levine’s methods may be unorthodox, but they produced several celebrated images of the queen, particularly “Lightness of Being,” which depicts her with her eyes closed, as if caught in a moment of spiritual reflection.


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