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Hans Haacke: Gift Horse. Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London. March 2015

Hans Haacke’s Gift Horse presents a sculpture of a skeletal horse for the Fourth Plinth in homage to the proposed equine statue of William IV (1765-1837), intended for display on the plinth, but never completed. Haacke intended the sculpture to blend with the traditional glyptoteque of statuary in Trafalgar Square: “I hope the other two … Continue reading

Fourth Plinth, London – Shortlist 2014 / 2015

The short-list to produce the next two artworks for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in 2015 and 2016 includes Marcus Coates, Hans Haacke, Mark Leckey, Liliane Lijn, Ugo Rondinone and David Shrigley. The two selected artists will be announced by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, in early 2014.  Marcus Coates – Unmade Monument … Continue reading

Katharina Fritsch: Hahn / Cock. Fourth Plinth, London. 25 July 2013

Katharina Fritsch’s 4.7-metre high sculpture Hahn / Cock will occupy the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square for 18 months from 25th July 2013. The large cobalt blue cockerel is an object out of place, bringing the decorative distraction of the art gallery and a suggestion of the farmyard to the tourists. The work was commissioned … Continue reading

Yinka Shonibare: Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle

Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, was a temporary contemporary commission placed on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square from 24 May 2010 to February 2012. A public appeal has been launched to purchase the sculpture for the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, which has the largest collections of model ships and Nelson artefacts in the … Continue reading

The Fourth Plinth: Elmgreen & Dragset. Powerless Structures, Fig.101

The Fourth Plinth Programme commissions temporary contemporary works for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London. Elmgreen & Dragset’s Powerless Structures, Fig.101 is a 4.1-metre high golden bronze sculpture of a boy astride his rocking horse. The child is elevated to the status of a historical hero in line with the existing iconography of the other naval, … Continue reading