May 14 2020

Peter Blake's artwork projected onto National Gallery

Peter Blake's message to unite Londoners was projected onto the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square over the bank holiday weekend.


The rainbow picture with its slogan “London Stands Together” was beamed onto the front of the museum as the Government confirmed the lockdown would be extended.


Justine Simons, London’s deputy mayor for culture, said: “We are so pleased to support the projection. It captures the defining message of this time — that Londoners stand together. It is a powerful expression of thanks to all the Londoners who have helped distribute food as part of the Food For London Now appeal.”

The director of the National Gallery Gabriele Finaldi, said the image was particularly appropriate because Sir Peter was a former associate artist at the institution.