Naked Plinther Gets Bum Rap

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 109 months ago
Naked Plinther Gets Bum Rap

1308_naked.jpg It's taken five weeks, but finally, one of the fourth plinth-dwellers in Trafalgar Square has done what any self-respecting exhibitionist, not to mention Mr Gormley himself, would do, and stripped down to the buff. The man, identified only as 'Simon M', got his kit off and exposed his Nelson's Column to the gawping masses at 4am on Wednesday morning. After about five minutes of posing in his birthday suit, killjoy cops arrived and gave him a stiff warning to put his underwear back on, much to the chagrin of the cheering crowds. On his One & Other website profile, Simon says he had 'always wanted to be a sculpture', and noted that he was recently going through a difficult separation. What better way to show your ex-significant other what they'll be missing than by throwing naked shapes while on display in Trafalgar Square? Londonist's own plinthers have yet to decide what they'll do with their hour, but have not ruled out nudity.

Last Updated 13 August 2009