US News Grenfell Tower painting given to PM by survivors ‘will hang in Downing Street’

15:25  11 may  2018
15:25  11 may  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

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 Video: Artist gives painting of Grenfell to PM (Provided by Sky News)

A painting of Grenfell Tower is to be displayed in Downing Street after being presented to the Prime Minister at a meeting with survivors and families.

Theresa May spoke with a group of people affected by the fire tragedy at Number 10 on Thursday evening.

Among them was artist Damel Carayol, who lost his niece in the fire and presented the PM with a print of his painting “Grenfell Tower: Eyesore!! Final Straw”.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15:  Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to members of the fire service as she visits Grenfell Tower, on June 15, 2017 in London, England. At least twelve people have been confirmed dead and dozens missing, after the 24 storey residential Grenfell Tower block in Latimer Road was engulfed in flames in the early hours of June 14. The number of fatalities are expected to rise.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) © Getty LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to members of the fire service as she visits Grenfell Tower, on June 15, 2017 in London, England. At least twelve people have been confirmed dead and dozens missing, after the 24 storey residential Grenfell Tower block in Latimer Road was engulfed in flames in the early hours of June 14. The number of fatalities are expected to rise. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A message to Mrs May written down the side of the picture read: “Given from a good place with a righteous message.

We all hope and pray that nothing like this will ever happen again.”

Mr Carayol told Sky News that the painting was “a painful expression of anger”.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 16:  Protesters hold a banner reading 'Justice For Grenfell' during a demonstration calling for British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign and justice for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London, United Kingdom on June 16.   (Photo by Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) © Getty LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 16: Protesters hold a banner reading 'Justice For Grenfell' during a demonstration calling for British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign and justice for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London, United Kingdom on June 16. (Photo by Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Explaining his decision to present it to the PM, he said: “It is coming from nowhere malicious, but to say `Yourself and everybody else is in office precisely for a reason like this – if I don’t do my job properly, something like this could happen’.”

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A Downing Street spokesman said the painting would go through the usual process for any artwork given to Number 10 to decide “where best it fits”.

Families met Theresa May and she was presented with art depicting Grenfell Tower. (David Mirzoeff/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Families met Theresa May and she was presented with art depicting Grenfell Tower. (David Mirzoeff/PA)

Asked if it would be displayed somewhere in the building, he said: “Yes, that’s my understanding.”

The burnt out remains of the Grenfell apartment tower is seen in North Kensington, London, Britain, September 24, 2017. © Reuters The burnt out remains of the Grenfell apartment tower is seen in North Kensington, London, Britain, September 24, 2017. The spokesman said Mrs May told the meeting that the Grenfell fire in June last year was an “unimaginable tragedy which should never have happened”.

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