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The Fourth Plinth, London

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  • The fourth plinth on Trafalgar Square close to the National Gallery has developed into a contemporary art project. At our visit (august 2017) the title of the piece of art was “Thumbs up”, a message w...  more »
  • Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth was originally built in 1841 to hold a statue of King William IV. However due to a lack of funds, the plinth was never occupied. Rather than leave the column empty, th...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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