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With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this weekend - plus a new touring exhibition, The Queen: Art & Image, making its latest stop at the National Portrait Gallery in London - we've rounded-up a few of our favourite bits of Queen-inspired artwork, including a few images that can be seen in person in the Art & Image exhibition.

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  • The Queen on a Coffee Bean

    To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and their support of The Big Jubilee Lunch, Douwe Egberts collaborated with British Micro-Sculptor, Willard Wigan, to create, what is believed to be, the world's smallest ever portrait of the Queen on a coffee bean. The miniature masterpiece of the Queen's head is so small it is invisible to the naked eye, can only be seen using a magnifying glass, and was created by slowing down the artist's heartbeat to avoid hand tremors.

  • The Queen in miniature

    Nic Joly spent three days making this miniature masterpiece of the Queen. The stamp-sized version of Her Majesty is made from clay, wire, thread and paper with the finishing touches applied in paint.

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    Image: Rex Features

  • The Queen in Beer and Spices

    Cobra beer commissioned famous beer painter Karen Eland to create some portraits of the Queen, Kate Middleton and Jessie J using only Cobra Beer and Indian spices.

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  • The Queen on a Building

    The largest ever picture of the Queen and the Royal family was unveiled at Sea Containers House on the South Bank for the whole of Jubilee month.

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  • The Queen on the Runway

    Heathrow unveiled a giant 540 square metre Union Jack flag featuring a silhouette of Her Majesty the Queen on its North runway. It was the first time in the airport's history that an image has been painted on the live airfield.

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  • The Queen in Lego

    A lego mosaic of Queen Elizabeth II made up of 158,000-bricks went on display at the Hamleys store in Regent Street, London for Jubilee weekend.

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    Image: Rex Features

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