Sunday, August 15, 2010

bottled up

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


Shammickite said...

What a gorgeous thing to be sitting up on top of the fourth Plinth! I watched the comings and goings of the Fourth Plinthers last year, and thought it was fascinating. And now I see there is a Fourth Plinth web page so I can see details of whatever gets displayed up there.... thanks for the link!

Brian Miller said...

what cool artwork...watched a man once make a ship in a bottle...the tiny ones...fascinating...and this one seems groudbreaking as well!