Shortlist of artists announced for London's "Fourth Plinth" in Trafalgar Square

Shortlist of artists announced for London's "Fourth Plinth" in Trafalgar Square

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Over the past seven years the Fourth Plinth in the northwest corner of Trafalgar Square has become home to some of the world’s most innovative artworks. The plinth was originally designed by Sir Charles Barry in 1841 to display an equestrian statue, however due to insufficient funds the statue was never completed.

In 1998 – over one hundred and fifty years later – the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) commissioned three contemporary sculptures by Mark Wallinger, Bill Woodrow and Rachel Whiteread to be displayed temporarily on the plinth.

Following the enormous public interest generated by these commissions, the Mayor of London began the Fourth Plinth Programme to continue this tradition and build on its success.

 Here's a look at the artists are on the shortlist for the 2014/2015 Fourth Plinth Commissions and the models of their proposed works on display at St. Martin-in-the-Fields from 25 September until 17 November 2013. (London.gov.uk)

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