STATE GIFT TO PRESIDENT XI

In a 2018 visit to China, Prime Minister Theresa May presented President Xi Jinping with a state gift of two of Rob’s original works to celebrate a ‘golden era’ between the two countries.

The artworks celebrated the architectural heritage of both London and Beijing through pen and ink, with bold geometric shapes and colours bringing a contemporary perspective to the iconic skylines. The two 70cm-wide works were mounted together with a plaque commemorating the visit and gifted alongside a handwritten note from Rob.