Currently gracing the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square is Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, by leading Anglo-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. This was unveiled in Trafalgar Square on Monday 24 May 2010.
The artwork is the first commission on the Fourth Plinth to reflect specifically on the historical symbolism of Trafalgar Square, which commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, and will link directly with Nelson’s column. It is also the first commission by a black British artist. Read more about Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare MBE