The event took place as scheduled, some sections
of the Mona Lisa painting being painted beside the National Galleries at
the foot of the Mound, other sections in the basement of the National
Galleries, others at Edinburgh Castle and in Italy.
This photograph above of
Rolf, and others of him in
his bright purple jacket and tie, were taken during the TV Broadcast
between 7.30 and 8.30pm. on the Sunday evening, 28 August.
The photographs below of Rolf in casual clothes
were taken earlier in the day.
from Italy missed the flight connection at Paris, so had to be transmitted
electronically to Edinburgh Airport, where they were printed and flown by
helicopter to Calton Hill Edinburgh. They reached their destination at the
Mound, beside the National Galleries, a couple of minutes before the
deadline of 8.30pm when the BBC TV live program ended.
High winds prevented the finished result being
displayed on a large gantry erected beside Princes Street, so the sections
of the picture were fitted into its frame on the ground. Daylight
was fading as the final pieces were fitted into the painting.