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The Fourth Plinth, London

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  • No longer a horse, now a giant thumb. Great talking point. Every time I come to Trafalgar Square I am interested to see what comes next  more »
  • This was one of the most interesting structures on the spare plinth in Trafalgar Square and was there for quite a while This has now been replaced with s giant hand with s very large thumb !  more »
  • When I visited Trafalgar Square I was surprised to see this was still here. It was unveiled on 5th March 1915 and regular visitors to the Square have got used to it. It is the latest temporary occupan...  more »
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  • Zero stars for the fourth plinth. Total waste of money and effort. Unsightly and out of place. A random piece of indulgent tasteless work. Like a dream that has no dreamer. Like a cloud without a sky. Like a truth with no believer. Like a mother without a child..... NEXT!!!
  • A great idea - have an ever-changing series of artworks filling the empty plinth. You'll love some, hate others - that's the point!
  • Butt plug or bog brush? You decide
  • The Fourth Plinth is the northwest plinth in Trafalgar Square in central London. It was originally intended to hold an equestrian statue of William IV, but remained bare due to insufficient funds. For over 150 years the fate of the plinth was debated. In September 2005 The Fourth Plinth Commission started working and placed so far 7 art projects.
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