In Pictures: Giant Blue Cock In Trafalgar Square

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 52 months ago
In Pictures: Giant Blue Cock In Trafalgar Square
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As revealed by yesterday's filth-ridden post, the latest Fourth Plinth installation in Trafalgar Square was unveiled this morning.

’Hahn/Cock, as the artist Katharina Fritsch has endowed her creation, is an enormous blue bird perched atop the square's empty plinth, cocking his beak in the general direction of Nelson. The parallels between such an obviously French symbol and the Admiral's victory at Trafalgar during the Napoleonic Wars are easy to make; indeed, following a string of Fourth Plinth entries that were largely ignorant of their surroundings, this is the third in a row (following Yinka Shonibare's Ship in a Bottle and Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset's Powerless Structures, Fig. 101) that converses directly with its auspicious setting.

It's certain to divide opinion, but the crowds this morning seemed charmed by the beast.

Hahn/Cock will be on display until January 2014.

Read an interview with the artist on the Guardian's website

Last Updated 25 July 2013

Jimbo

One Word.......................Gross!

Tatabiou

I prefer black cocks myself

WestLondonToday

Can't wait for the pigeons!