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Untitled (Mao Marilyn), 2005 by Yu Youhan
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Yu Yuohan’s painting ‘Untitled’ 2005, currently on exhibition in Go Figure!, is a work that dares to appropriate from the master of appropriation, Andy Warhol. While Warhol-esque portraits are ubiquitous, Yuohan’s work is an intelligent reinterpretation.

Anneliese Seubert by Ingvar Kenne
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I’m in a reflective mood today, which is great when you happen to be standing in the National Portrait Gallery. It also means I have a hypothesis to run past you.

Hypothesis: Portraits used to project the aspirations of their subjects. They don’t bother with that anymore.

Vali Myers, 2001 by Eva Collins
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Oscar Wilde once said, ‘The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.’ The Eva Collins portrait of Vali Myers reminds us of the mysteries within portraiture between the visible and the invisible – exterior and interior.

The Coronation Theatre, Westminster Abbey: A Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2012 by Ralph Heimans
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How have visitors reacted to the Diamond Jubilee portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ralph Heimans?