FOI request detail

David Hockney Artwork

Request ID: FOI-0290-2122
Date published: 07 June 2021

You asked

Please can you release: 1) Any emails exchanged between anyone at TfL and the artist David Hockney (or his staff/office) regarding his artwork for the #LetsDoLondon campaign pictured here: 2) Any instructions or briefings given to David Hockney (or his staff/office) regarding the artwork.

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-0290-2122

Thank you for your request received on 11 May 2021 asking for information about the artwork recently installed at Piccadilly Circus Station.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold some of the information you require.

The Piccadilly artwork is a project led by the Greater London Authority (GLA) rather than TfL. Requests regarding this project should be directed to the GLA:

We have had some correspondence with David Hockney’s team regarding the style of credit that needed to be applied to the artwork. Please find a copy of this attached.

In accordance with our obligations under Data Protection legislation some personal data has been removed, as required by section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data would be a breach of the legislation, specifically the first principle of Article 5 of the UK General Data Protection Regulation which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal information when the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of the conditions which would make the processing ‘fair’.

This exemption to the right of access to information is an absolute exemption and not subject to an assessment of whether the public interest favours use of the exemption.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.

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Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

[email protected]


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