Grace and laser

Chris Levine is an artist with a rare sensibility for light. Renowned for his 3D and stills images of iconic figures such as the Queen, he has now created a series of 3D portraits with legendary diva Grace Jones.

The eccentric singer, who has in the past worked with zeitgeist artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jan Paul Goude, first met Levine when they were introduced by Philip Treacy, who was art directing her first live band show in over a decade at the Royal Festival Hall in 2008.

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Jones asked Levine to create some original laser work for her tour, including the high-beam laser that shone directly onto her Treacy-designed Swarovski crystal bowler hat (pictured above), showering the audience in shards of light.

Now Levine has produced a series of portraits that will go on show at The Vinyl Factory in London’s Soho from April 29. The show will also be used to launch Grace’s new video ‘Love you to life’, which Levine directed.

Grace Jones by Chris Levine: Stillness at the Speed of Light, The Vinyl Factory, Poland Street, London, W1. From 29 April