Friday 31 January 2020
David Shrigley's flag replaces the EU flag at City Hall
The EU flag at City Hall was taken down to mark the arrival of Brexit on Friday 31 January and replaced by David Shrigley's 'London is Open' flag. "It is more important than ever that we promote the message of London as a welcoming, open city," said the mayor of London spokesperson.
The design for the flag was born out of the 2016 'London is Open' campaign, commissioned by the Transport for London art programme, Art on the Underground. British artist David Shrigley one of the ten artists who created work in response to the then recent EU referendum. Both physical and digital posters appeared across the London Tube network, with a running theme of inclusivity and diversity.
"We need to send a message loud and clear that whoever you are, and whatever your background London is still open to you" David Shrigley