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New Spectacles for Fourth Plinth

By Amanda Last edited 104 months ago
New Spectacles for Fourth Plinth
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Changes are coming to Trafalgar Square and the Fourth Plinth. It was announced today that new installations by Antony Gormley and Yinka Shonibare will be the next works to grace the plinth. Currently occupied by Thomas Schutte's "Model for a Hotel" (the colourful scaffolding looking structure), Gormley's proposal for the plinth is called "One and Other," a project meant to last for 100 days. His work will involved 2,400 people standing on the plinth for one hour each for each hour of the 100 days (for those of you with sinister thoughts, his design also involves a really wide reaching net around the perimeter of the platform). Shonibare's installation will be "Nelson's Ship in a Bottle," essentially a replica of the HMS Victory decorated in pretty colours enclosed in a massive bottle and appropriately positioned in the shadow of the admiral himself.

Londonist has yet to confirm when the change-over will take place, or exactly whom we need to talk to in order to get our hour up on the plinth.

Image courtesy of bradman334 via the Londonist Flickrpool.

Last Updated 23 June 2008