One has lightness of being

This print of Her Majesty the Queen, created using holograms by the artist Chris Levine, will be auctioned later this year for the charity Spectrum, which supports people with autism and Asperger's syndrome. It is entitled Lightness of Being.

An unusual image of HM the Queen
An unusual image of HM the Queen

Other artists who have pledged work to SpectrumArt 2009, the charity's art auction, include Damien Hirst, Stella Vine, Jack Vettriano, the photographer Rankin, and autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire.

Some of the artists who have contributed to the exhibition work with Spectrum's beneficiaries at its Art Ark, a restored barge in Penryn in West Cornwall where people with autism are encouraged to express themselves through art.

The auction will be on 31 October at the Headland Hotel in Newquay, Cornwall. Previous auctions have raised up to £50,000 for the charity, which was founded in 1982 and now helps almost 100 service users from around the UK. It has 23 homes in Cornwall, a special school and almost 400 staff.

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