Posted by: hiddenlondon | July 16, 2012

Where is This?

Currently, this is the ‘fourth plinth’ in Trafalgar Square.  The sculpture is ‘Powerless Structures, Fig. 101’ by Elmgreen and Dragset.

The ‘fourth plinth’ is the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square, over which much controversy raged for 150 years since the money ran out for the intended statue of King William IV astride his  horse.  Since a successful project in 1998, the plinth now holds temporary, newly comissioned artworks.

There is something rather lovely about this piece, a boy on his rocking horse elevated, as the artists say, to the status of historical hero, which blends with the history of the site and carries on the equestrian theme.  The work will remain in place for the rest of the year.

Below is a video about the making and positioning of the work.


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