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The artwork is now to be auctioned by the Sincura Group - the same company which arranged the sale of Banksy's "Slave Labour" in May.
The Sincura Group claims the street graffiti has been "salvaged for renovation" and is now under their management. A statement on its website reads:
"A number of attempts have been made over the past to deface the piece...
"With extensive building works taking place in the local vicinity, and further concerns upon its safety, the piece has been removed to be sensitively restored to its former glory."
It added that it intends to sell the artwork, created by street artist Banksy in 2009, next year and in the meantime it has been "gifted" to a local charity.
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Marc Quinn's sculpture of the disabled artist Alison Lapper was displayed from September 2005 until October 2007.
Lapper, who was born with no arms and shortened legs due to a congenital disorder, posed naked for Quinn when she was eight months pregnant.
"Alison Lapper Pregnant" was replaced with a very different artwork - an architectural model of a 21-story building.
The coloured glass sculpture by German artist Thomas Schutte, "Model for a Hotel 2007" was unveiled in November 2007 and occupied the plinth until the end of May 2009.
Next came Anthony Gormley's "One and Other" - a "living monument" which involved members of the public taking to the plinth.
The space was occupied by different people - chosen by ballot - every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days.
From 2010 to 2012, the plinth was home to Yinka Shonibare's "Nelson's ship in a bottle" which commemorated the Battle of Trafalgar.
And currently in position is a giant bronze sculpture of a boy astride a rocking horse. It is called "Powerless Structures Fig 101".
"What a total waste of time, money & effort...LEAVE OUR MONUMENTS ALONE!"
An "insult to Nelson".
"It looks cheap, tacky and is more likely to be linked to Tottenham Hotspur than historic victory. Poor Nelson with that shoved under his nose!"
" I think he would have a good laugh, the French at his feet".
"I don't suppose anyone has considered how the pigeons might feel".
The exhibition of Katharina Fritsch's sculpture in Trafalgar Square has only just been rubber-stamped by planning bosses in Westminster - but the artist originally won the commission back in January 2011.
Here is how we reported on it at the time.
Artist Katharina Fritsch describes her inspiration for the cockerel sculpture in this YouTube video posted on the Fourth Plinth website.
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