NEXT ARTWORKS TO SIT ATOP LONDON'S FAMOUS FOURTH PLINTH CHOSEN

Mar 21, 2017

By Michael Kramer

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The next two artworks to be showcased on the Fourth Plinth in London’s famous Trafalgar Square have been chosen.

The art platform is currently home to a giant bronze thumb – but the digit will be replaced in 2018 by a recreation of an ancient sculpture which was destroyed by the so-called Islamic State group.

Amerivcan artist Michael Rakowitz will create the statue – from empty date syrup cans – of Lamassu – an Assyrian protective deity in the form of a winged bull.

Then in 2020, Lamassu will be replaced by a giant ice cream sundae topped with a cherry – along with a fly and a drone.

British artist Heather Phillipson’s creation The End has an interactive element – allowing visitors to live-stream the view from the drone on their mobile phones.

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