It was supposed to be an enduring tribute to the Queen, covering the entire height of a two-storey building.
But a painted mural created to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II has been dubbed “absolutely dreadful” and even prompted calls for someone to “paint over the bloody thing”.
My London reports UK artists Jignesh and Yash Patel have spent the past six days creating the enormous mural on the side of a London building.
“This artwork will not only give the tribute to the Queen but also will be a piece of art that will be enjoyed by thousands of people across the UK for many years to come,” Jignesh told the publication.
But the piece, which shows the Queen wearing a crown and formal regalia, has drawn the ire of Brits who were less than impressed with its likeness to her Majesty.
Some have compared the work to Cristiano Ronaldo’s infamous statue and the botched Ecce Homo paint repair job in a Spanish church.
“Sure they mean well, but Christ on a bike it’s absolutely dreadful!!!!!” wrote one Facebook user.
“Congratulations, this is spot on….. if our beloved Queen had a 40-a-day habit… paint over it. Just awful,” added another.
“It’s horrendous! nothing like her! God rest her soul she can’t see it!” wrote another.
Some royalists insist the mural bears a better likeness to Coronation Street character Ena Sharples, Donald Trump and even former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson “in a wig”.
“When you order her majesty’s mural from Wish,” joked another Brit.
The artists hold the Guinness World Record for the biggest bubble wrap painting and seem unfazed by the backlash, sharing pictures of themselves posing proudly with their finished work.
The tribute has echoes of a floral display to Princess Diana in the UK town of Chesterfield, which was dubbed “horrific” and “an insult” to the late royal.
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