Mark Byrnes is a senior associate editor at CityLab who writes about design and architecture.
At London's National Portrait Gallery, the Queen gets her close-up many times over.
To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, the National Portrait Gallery opens a new exhibit, "The Queen Art and Image," starting tomorrow.
The exhibit includes paintings, photographs, and press images by renown artists and photographers including Annie Leibovitz and Andy Warhol.
Top image: A woman stands next to silkscreen prints of Britain's Queen Elizabeth by Andy Warhol during a press view at the National Portrait Gallery in London May 16, 2012. (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)