Blue Cockerel won commission in 2011

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.


Cockerel on fourth plinth

Planning chiefs have given approval for a giant blue cockerel to be placed on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square - meaning an iconic French symbol will be sitting under the nose of Lord Nelson.