The design was created by David Hockney, considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.
Sadiq Khan wrote on Twitter: “Brilliant work from David Hockney in Piccadilly—the first of a series of major art projects we’ve commissioned as part of our brand new #LetsDoLondon campaign. Lots more to come very soon! #DavidHockney.”
But replies from users were quite funny:
“If you had said this was a children’s competition to redesign the logo and this was the winner I’d have [believed] it”.
“All artists are prepared to suffer for their work”.
“It’s a real shame that David Hockney expects the rest of us to f****** suffer on his behalf”.
“It’s a shame London isn’t packed with creative artists who’ve had a really rough year and could’ve used both the money and the exposure this would provide, while also being a brilliant showcase for the city’s diversity, pride and passion”.
“He’s from Bradford and has lived in LA since 1964. What’s his relevance to London? Give the commission to a young London artist”.
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