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See all the Fourth Plinth commissions at the @ICALondon

Posted at 5:00 pm, December 5, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment
Elmgreen & Dragset

Over the last 13 years, the Fourth Plinth project has become an impressive addition to London’s public art scene. Since Mark Wallinger’s life-size figure of Christ took to the plinth in 1999, it has seen eight monumental sculptures (and 2,400 people thanks to Antony Gormley) preside over Trafalgar Square by artists including Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor, Yinka Shonibare and Marc Quinn. You might be able to bring a few of these to mind if you think hard enough, but instead of wasting the brain power, how about heading down to the ICA from today until January 20 to see the full set of all 21 maquettes of both the proposed and successful pieces. Quietly illuminated in the atmospherically lit theatre, each idea sparkles like a gem. Well worth popping in.

For info, see ica.org.uk.

Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, 2008 Commissioned for the Mayor of London’s Fourth Plinth Programme © James O’Jenkins Sarah Lucas, This One’s for the Pigeons, 2003 Commissioned for the Mayor of London’s Fourth Plinth Programme © James O’Jenkins Sokari Douglas Camp, No-o-war-r No-o-war-r © James O’Jenkins Katharina Fritsch, Hahn / Cock, 2010 Commissioned for the Mayor of London’s Fourth Plinth Programme © James O’Jenkins

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