Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth

The latest work to feature on Trafalgar Square's famous fourth plinth will be unveiled today.

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Twitter reaction to Trafalgar Square cockerel

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@simonharrisitv @itvlondon I was convinced this was a joke. A terrible waste of money kind of joke. Oh dear.

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@itvlondon that would be more suited to Paris ! What about a proper monument for our Armed Forces !

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Boris unveils blue cockerel sculpture in Trafalgar Square

London Mayor Boris Johnson has today unveiled a sculpture of a blue cockerel on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Boris pictured by the latest commission for Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth. Credit: Twitter/Mayor of London

The sculpture, created by German artist Katharina Fritsch, will remain in place for 18 months.

Read more: Big blue cockerel comes to roost on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square

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Fourth plinth's latest exhibit to be unveiled

Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth will welcome its latest artwork today when a sculpture by German artist Katharina Fritsch is installed.

The sculpture, chosen from several shortlisted submissions, depicts a bright blue cockerel and will be unveiled by London Mayor Boris Johnson this morning.

The plinth has featured several high profile artworks since 2005, including a marble portrait of disabled artist Alison Lapper, portraying her as heavily pregnant.