7 July 2021

Latest Fourth Plinth Artists Reflect Societally Diverse Subject Matter 

Samson Kambalu and Teresa Margolles have been announced as the next two artists chosen for the Fourth Plinth commission in Trafalgar Square.

24 May 2021


Super Inclusive Fourth Plinth Proposals Unveiled In London

The latest proposals for the Fourth Plinth commission project in Trafalgar Square were announced in London today.

20 March 2020


Fourth Plinth Commission Postponed Because Of You Know What

The unveiling of the Fourth Plinth commission, a  giant soft-serve dollop of whipped cream topped with a cherry, a fly and a drone by Heather Phillipson has been postponed due to the current public health crisis. The sculpture in Trafalgar Square central London was to replace The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist by Michael Rakowitz […]

8 January 2020


Whipped Cream And Other Delights: Fourth Plinth Goes Soft Serve

A giant soft-serve dollop of whipped cream topped with a cherry, a fly and a drone by Heather Phillipson will grace the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square central London for the next year two years.

15 January 2018

Michael Rakowitz Fourth Plinth Commission First Photo Unveiled

Here is the first view of Michael Rakowitz’s new commission, The Invisible Enemy, Should Not Exist which will be unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square

24 March 2017


Fourth Plinth Commission “Good For A Disposable Laugh” – Edward Lucie-Smith

The next two occupants of the so-called Fourth Plinth Commission in Trafalgar Square have just been announced and, true to form, the British visual arts establishment has laboured and given birth to a mouse. Or, to be fair, to two mice, one of them just slightly larger than the other. I speak not in terms of size, but in those of probable effect.

19 January 2017

New Fourth Plinth Commission Proposals Unveiled At The National Gallery

The new proposals for the fourth plinth commission in Trafalgar Square have been unveiled at the National Gallery this morning, Thursday 19 January.

29 September 2016


David Shrigley: Fourth Plinth Sculpture Sends positive message to Londoners

David Shrigley the Turner Prize nominated artist unveiled his new commission for the Fourth Plinth titled, ‘Really Good’, this morning in a rainy Trafalgar Square. Alongside Shrigley, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries and Ekow Eshun, Chair of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group each spoke of the optimism […]

18 May 2016


David Shrigley Fourth Plinth Unveiling Announced By Sadiq Khan’s Office

David Shrigley the Turner Prize nominated artist unveils his new commission for the Fourth Plinth titled, ‘Really Good’ on Thursday 29 September 2016. The work was commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the Fourth Plinth Programme, Really Good is the eleventh sculpture to stand on Trafalgar Square’s celebrated plinth, and will be the first major public art commission to […]

28 March 2015


Hans Haacke Proposes Tate For Gift Horse Beyond The Fourth Plinth

In the second and final part of our featured discussion between Hans Haacke and Jon Bird at the ICA, we conclude that Mr Haacke’s work crosses boundaries of Conceptual, Minimal, Pop and site specific Land Art. His latest work unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square titled,  ‘Gift Horse’ is no exception to the artist’s reputation […]

16 March 2015


Hans Haacke In Conversation About His Recent Fourth Plinth Commission

Hans Haacke is a leading figure in the contemporary art world. His work crosses boundaries of  Conceptual, Minimal, Pop and site specific Land Art. He is best known for his investigations into hidden economies and politics including that of the art world and the suppressed histories of people and places. Haacke’s has always had strong […]

5 March 2015


Fourth Plinth’s Dinosaur Like Gift Horse Unveiled By Hans Haacke

Mayor Boris Johnson along with Ekow Eshun, Chair of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group, and the German/US based artist Hans Haacke have unveiled the latest commission for the Trafalgar Square programme. ‘Gift Horse’ by Hans Haacke is the tenth sculpture to be unveiled on Trafalgar Square’s most famous plinth.  Looming like a dinosaur, Gift Horse […]

2 March 2015


Unveiling: Hans Haacke Gift Horse Replaces Blue Cockerel On Fourth Plinth

A bronze and electroluminescent film horse by the German/US artist Hans Haacke is set to be unveiled in Trafalgar Square on Thursday morning 5 March by Mayor Boris Johnson. Instead of the statue of William IV astride a horse, as originally planned for the empty plinth, Hans Haacke proposes a skeleton of a riderless, strutting […]

17 December 2014


Fourth Plinth Artist Hans Haacke Unveils Skeletal Horse Sculpture In March

Gift Horse by artist Hans Haacke, a new commission for the Fourth Plinth, will be unveiled on Thursday 5 March 2015 in London’s Trafalgar Square. Commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Programme, Gift Horse will be the tenth sculpture to be unveiled on Trafalgar Square’s celebrated plinth. Gift Horse portrays […]

26 July 2013


Fourth Plinth Boy On A Rocking Horse Moves To Copenhagen

Ever wonder what happens to the high profile sculpture that graces the Fourth Plinth Commission in London’s Trafalgar Square? It’s out with the old and in with the new, in the ever rotating world of temporary public art. The last plinth commission, Elmgreen & Dragset’s  golden boy on a rocking horse (Powerless Structures, Fig. 101) […]

25 July 2013


Katharina Fritsch Unveils Her Giant Blue Cockerel On Fourth Plinth

Katharina Fritsch unveiled her ‘Fourth Plinth’ commission in London’s Trafalgar Square this morning at 10:45 am. The 4.7m high sculpture titled ‘Hahn/Cock’ will occupy Trafalgar Square’s empty plinth for 18 months.  The sculpture was revealed in the presence of Mayor Boris Johnson who commented; ” In a few years time you will be unable to […]

4 May 2013


Feathers Fly: Westminster Council Receives Objection To Fourth Plinth Blue Cockerel

The installation of a giant French blue cockerel which is scheduled to take pride of place on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in July, has received a formal objection. It was filed at Westminster Council, ahead of the final planning permission decision, on Tuesday. The plans for the sculpture were drawn up in 2010, […]

3 January 2013


Yinka Shonibare Features In Exhibition At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yinka Shonibare,the artist that brought you the Fourth Plinth ‘Ship in a Bottle’  will open a solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) on 2 March 2013. This will be the first major UK survey of new and critically acclaimed work by the British Nigerian artist. Taking place in three of YSP’s indoor galleries and […]

30 April 2012


Fourth Plinth Artists Offer Artwork Inspired By Prada

Elmgreen and Dragset have been artist-collaborators since the mid 1990s, with a body of work that explores the link between art, architecture and design. The sculpture Prada Marfa has been permanently installed in the northwest of Texas since 2005, off the highway U.S. Route 90. Mirroring the design of a Prada shop, the work is filled with […]

24 April 2012


Fourth Plinth Ship In A Bottle Moves To Maritime Museum

Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle that bedecked  Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth May 2010 and January 2012, has now found a permanent home – the National Maritime Museum in London. As a scaled-down replica of HMS Victory, this relocation makes thematic and historical sense, and will be on display from tomorrow. It will stand […]

23 February 2012


Free Art By Fourth Plinth Artists Up For Grabs

Get your hands on one of 5000 FREE limited edition artworks by Elmgreen & Dragset, available in celebration of the unveiling of their ‘Powerless Structures’ on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth The artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset has collaborated with s[edition] to create a digital limited edition ‘digital prints’ of their Fourth Plinth commissioned sculpture. Designed to […]

23 February 2012

Explaining The Fourth Plinth Rocking Horse

  New Fourth Plinth sculpture by Elmgreen & Dragset unveiled today by Joanna Lumley; but what does it all mean? The new artwork to top Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth was revealed today, with Joanna Lumley pulling the curtain to unveil a giant golden sculpture of a boy upon a rocking horse; ‘our golden boy on […]

23 January 2012


Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth Art Revealed

Bronze sculpture of boy on rocking horse by Scandinavian artistic duo Elmgreen & Dragset to be unveiled at 09.30 on Thursday 23 February 2012. The next commission for the Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth has been revealed to be caste bronze sculpture of a boy playing astride his rocking horse. Powerless Structures, Fig 101, a work by Scandinavian […]

19 August 2010


Fourth Plinth Shortlist Designs Unveiled Today

London – The Artists shortlist (2010/2011) for the next commission to go on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square has now been revealed and the designs will be unveiled later today. Brian Griffiths, Allora & Calzadilla, Hew Locke Elmgreen & Dragset, Katharina Fritsch, and Mariele Neudecker. Are the winners of this stage of the competition.The […]