The Mayor of London has been ridiculed on social media after unveiling the artwork for the city’s latest #LetsDoLondon campaign.
Sadiq Khan shared the campaign imagery through Twitter on Wednesday, prompting many users to question whether or not the artwork was a joke.
“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,” Khan tweeted. “Lots more to come very soon!”
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 pic.twitter.com/djW8BGSNuu— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) May 11, 2021
The post attracted over 11k replies, almost all of which mocked the artwork for appearing as though it were created by a child using Microsoft Paint.
But it was Specsavers simple two-word response that won the day:
Then again, if art reflects culture, this may just be the perfect representation of Khan’s London.
See me— Specsavers (@Specsavers) May 11, 2021