CHRIS LEVINE #COMPASSION
27 May 2020
BRITISH CONTEMPORARY ARTIST CHRIS LEVINE, TODAY (THURSDAY 28 MAY) ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF #COMPASSION, A NEW EDITION PORTRAIT OF HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA.
Epitomising peace and empathy during the time of Covid, this artwork, a three-colour screenprint, has been created in order to raise vital funds for anti-poverty charity, the Trussell Trust. The print will be available via Jealous Gallery from Thursday 28 May 2020at 6pmfor a limited period,ending Sunday 7 June at 11.59pm (midnight).
Originally created in 2015 on the occasion of His Holiness’ 80th birthday and to raise proceeds for communities affected by earthquakes in Nepal, this portrait has been recreated with neon colourways. As in his portrayal of the Queen, the light and stillness at the core of this image offers a fresh depiction of a world-famous face, intended to convey the message within the work – compassion.
Famous for his sensational portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lightness of Being, Levine is the second artist (the first being Annie Leibovitz) ever to take a formal portrait of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.
#compassion by Chris Levine, will be produced as an open edition available to purchase for a very limited time only, priced at £250 (unframed), with all profits from the sale going to the Trussell Trust.