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FOURTH PLINTH: HOW LONDON CREATED THE SMALLEST SCULPTURE PARK IN THE WORLD. Grayson Perry. Art Books Publishing Ltd, London, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 176 pp. with 150 col. ills. 26 x 20 cm. ISBN 9781908970282 In English.
Due date: December 2016. Publisher's description: The vacant plinth in the north-west corner of London's Trafalgar Square has provoked controversy for generations. Originally intended to hold an equestrian statue of William IV, it remained empty because of a lack of funds. For a century and half, debate over the plinth's fate raged until 1998, when it was decided to use the spot as a site of temporary commissions of contemporary art by leading artists. A marble statue of a heavily pregnant disabled artist, a scale model of Nelson's HMS Victory with African print sails inside a huge bottle and a giant cockerel in striking blue are just some of the controversial and political art works that have added a modern and provocative element to the famous square. International artists of the likes of Antony Gormley, Hans Haacke, Rachel Whiteread, Mark Wallinger, Yinka Shonibare and Elmgreen and Dragset are among those to have been selected to create a work for the space. The results have divided opinion across the capital and beyond, prompting debate not only about the merits of each commission but also about the value of art in the public realm. This book tells the story of the ongoing Fourth Plinth program from its inception to the very latest commission, David Shrigley's "Really Good," to be unveiled in September 2016.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 814466
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