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Loved: Hahn / Cock by Katharina Fritsch

I love this proposal by German artist Katharina Fritsch for London’s Fourth Plinth. I love that it appears to be in International Klein Blue, which I blogged about a while ago.

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Katharina Fritsch, Hahn / Cock. Image: london.gov.uk

As you probably know, the empty plinth has been a site for artistic proposals over the past few years, including Rachel Whiteread, Antony Gormley and one of my favorite artists, Thomas Schütte.

Originally designed by Sir Charles Barry in 1841 to display an equestrian statue which was never completed, the empty plinth became a site for contemporary art in 1998.

Six proposals – all very good – by Allora & Calzadilla, Elmgreen & Dragset, Katharina Fritsch, Brian Griffiths, Hew Locke, and Mariele Neudecker can be seen at DeZeen, HERE.

Read more about the Fourth Plinth program HERE.

3 Responses to “Loved: Hahn / Cock by Katharina Fritsch”

  1. Bill says:

    I like the Elmgreen and Dragset, though an electric blue rooster in the middle of rainy, grey London would certainly brighten things up.

  2. Andrea says:

    Really? I don’t care for that one. I do like the organ piece by Allora Calzadilla…Don’t you love how bold each proposal is, though?

  3. Bill says:

    I think the E&D is charming, but doesn’t tip into twee. The sculpture of the cake made from bricks is just ugly and I think the cash-dispensing organ is interesting and I like that it is the only one that has some audience participation aspect, but you could just see something breaking down and it just sitting there. (THough, if that happened, I guess it would have even MORE to say about Britain’s current economic state. ) Hew Locke’s also look interesting, but is probably too impractical from a maintenance standpoint to be outside.

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