Street artist Bambi, hailed by many as the ‘female Banksy’, has unveiled a new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge. Bambi doesn’t seem to fit the stereotype of the cynical artist; she aims to amuse and has also taken HM the Queen, David Beckham and Amy Winehouse as subjects, suggesting a distinctly British aesthetic to her work.

Bambi’s graffiti portrait is in direct contrast to Paul Emsley’s much criticized official painting of the Duchess, recently revealed at the National Portrait Gallery. Perhaps the young artist’s tongue-in-cheek sense of fun is more in keeping with the young royal couple’s personalities than Emsley’s traditional approach?

Kensington and Chelsea Magazine – April 2013


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