For many years, the ‘empty’ Fourth Plinth in the northwest corner of Trafalgar Square has served as one of the capital’s most prominent statures for contemporary art. From 25 July 2013 a huge blue cockerel, Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch presided over the square, but now a new 'Gift Horse' has been unveiled; designed by artist Hans Haacke.
The newly revealed Gift Horse is a bronze skeleton of a horse, which references an engraving in the book 'The Anatomy of the Horse' published in 1766 by George Stubbs, whose famous paintings are currently hung on display in the National Gallery.
Twice the size of a normal horse, an electric bow tied to its front leg clearly displays the live FTSE 100 ticker of the London Stock Exchange.
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