Britain's royal family is acquiring a bit of Pop flavor in the form of screen-print portraits of Queen Elizabeth II by Andy Warhol, who once said "I want to be as famous as the Queen of England."
On Monday, the Royal Collection Trust announced that it is purchasing four Warhol portraits to mark the queen's Diamond Jubliee, the year-long celebration of her 60 years on the throne. The Royal Collection is among the art collections of the royal family.
The four portraits will be displayed in the exhibition "The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch" opening Nov. 23 at Windsor Castle in London. The show will feature various portraits of the queen, including official paintings and photographs.
Warhol's depictions of the queen were created in 1985. They are approximately 3.3 feet by 2.6 feet each and are meant to be displayed close together.