London is Open, by David Shrigley and various artists

by David Shrigley
by David Shrigley

Artist David Shrigley and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan have worked together to launch a new series of illustrations in response to the EU referendum result.

The London is Open campaign has been initiated by Art on the Underground, Transport for London’s contemporary art programme, to celebrate cultural diversity.

It commissioned ten artists to create work that would show London is “united and open for business”, says the Mayor of London, including pieces from Shrigley himself, Tania Bruguera, Gillian Wearing and Mark Titchner.

The illustrations will roll out across the London Underground in the form of posters and digital displays this month.

Six more artists’ work will appear across the Tube throughout the rest of summer and autumn, including Sol Calero, Alexandre da Cunha, Jeremy Deller, Hew Locke, Indra Khanna and Bedwyr Williams.

Shrigley says: “As artists we see every day that our city’s vibrancy and success is intrinsically linked to being open to people and ideas from around the world. We need to send a message… that whoever you are, and whatever your background, London is still open to you.”

by Tania Bruguera