Another Alternative Royal Portrait From The Opera Gallery

The Opera Gallery gives us another excellent take on the Royal wedding.


Following on from the success of artist Zoobs Kate Middleton portrait with a Sex Pistols twist, comes “the new Banksy” Rich Simmons and his cheeky image of Queen Elizabeth the graffiti artist!

This was the first time for live street art to take place on New Bond Street to celebrate the collaboration between Rich Simmons and The Opera Gallery. Artist Rich Simmons produced his dynamic art on the external walls of the Opera Gallery using spray cans and stencils.

“I have met the Queen, she`s really nice. I`m not sure she would like my work, but I definitely think Wills would. I have huge respect for the Royals and for the upcoming wedding, I think they are great role models and I have done this picture as a gift after all the help I received from the Princes Trust when I was a struggling artist. This is my way of giving back, do come and see my art which is now for sale at The Opera Gallery!”


Jean-David Malat, Director of Opera Gallery London, was delighted by the art piece and all of the media attention it has brought the collaboration between Rich Simmons and The Opera Gallery. Rich Simmon`s pieces including this live piece of art will be available to view and purchase from The Opera Gallery right now. “It was important for us to start this new street art collaboration on the street. I strongly believe in Rich Simmons, he could very well be the next Banksy of our generation”.

I totally agree, Simmons clearly has the same sense of humour as Banksy, as well as the required skill. I would love this to be shown to the Queen, I bet she would give us a chuckle!

The Opera Gallery London has a collection of high-end contemporary and modern paintings and sculptures, displaying a permanent collection of the most renowned international artists, and special exhibitions every two months.

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