Friday, February 2, 2007

Alison Lapper - Trafalgar Square

This has to be the best statue on display in London at the moment. It currently occupies the fourth plinth in Trafalgar square (this plinth had been earmarked for a statue of William IV, but nobody could be bothered to raise the funds!) A few years ago it was decided to use the fourth plinth to display challenging works of art.

The statue of Alison Lapper, an artist in her own right, got a mixed reception from the critics (what do they know?) but it has proven to be quite popular. Unfortunately its time on the fourth plinth comes to an end in April. The replacement does not look that inspiring, sadly.

By the way since you all use your real names I thought I would do likewise so no more jamsodonnell - not here anyway!


Siv said...

I will miss it by one month only, it's a shame! I read an article on the replacement installation - I don't care much for that kind of art.

Henrik said...

It seems Blogger is once again having problems with its RSS feeds. :-(

Henrik said...

Oh, yeah, and I think it's cool too. For some reason it makes me think of this massive one in Munich - seventeen metres high

jams o donnell said...

That is a shame, Siv. It really is worth seeing.

Wow Henrik that is an imposing statue

Camilla said...

An interesting one!