Christie’s Crowd-Sources 11,000 Drawings of King Charles III to Mark Coronation

View of the launch of the Royally Big Portrait at Outernet London, 2023.

Article by Francesca Aton

In honor of King Charles III’s upcoming coronation, a digital portrait comprised of more than 11,000 drawings, made by people throughout Britain, is on view on a four-story interactive digital screen at the broadcasting company Outernet in central London. The effort benefits BBC Children in Need.

Spearheaded by the artist Sam Barnett, The Royally Big Portrait, as the project is known, was created using thousands of crowd-sourced line-drawn profiles of the king. Though online submissions wrapped on April 28, those wishing to contribute can still upload images, which will be part of the larger digital image, via Outernet through May 8.

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