Ralph Steadman on the Olympics

The artist's interpretation of London 2012, with hints of Danny Boyle's opening ceremony.

Ralph Steadman for the New Statesman
London and the Olympics. Illustration: Ralph Steadman for the New Statesman

In this week's New Statesman, a double issue special about London (available on the newsstands now), you'll find a superb essay by Will Self on a walk he took through our capital. To illustrate this, the NS artdesk commissioned artist Ralph Steadman to do a piece inspired by London 2012: