Trafalgar Square fourth plinth

Six artists have unveiled their vision for what should take pride of place on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth.

Plinth 'challenging artwork' in historic surrounding

A large blue rooster currently stands on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square, which has become a showcase for temporary artworks.

The current blue rooster on the fourth plinth
The current blue rooster on the fourth plinth Credit: Press Association

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "The placing of challenging artwork amidst the historic surroundings of Trafalgar Square creates a delicious juxtaposition that gets people talking and debating, underpinning London's reputation as a great world city for culture."

Giant 'thumbs up' joins battle for fourth plinth

Really Good, by David Shingley

A 10 metre tall thumbs-up, cast in a dark patina
A 10 metre tall thumbs-up, cast in a dark patina Credit: ITV News

Larger Squat Afar, by Mark Leckey

Larger Squat Afar is an anagram of Trafalgar Square, and made up of elements from the square’s other sculptures
Larger Squat Afar is an anagram of Trafalgar Square, and made up of elements from the square’s other sculptures Credit: ITV News

Gift Horse, by Hans Haake

A skeleton with a London Stock Exchange ticker on its front leg
A skeleton with a London Stock Exchange ticker on its front leg Credit: ITV News

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Artists unveil their vision for the fourth plinth

Six artists have unveiled their vision for what they believe should take pride of place on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth. Here are the first three.

The Dance, by Li liane Lijn

A 13ft high pair of revolving robotic cones
A 13ft high pair of revolving robotic cones Credit: ITV News

Unmade Monument, by Marcus Coates

a 26ft high cast of a stone outcrop from Brimham Rocks in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire
A 26ft high cast of a stone outcrop from Brimham Rocks in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire Credit: ITV News

Moon Mask, by Ugo Rondinone

A mask cast in aluminum with square cavities for eyes
A mask cast in aluminum with square cavities for eyes Credit: ITV News