Boy, can the art world shake things up. Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth needs no introduction to Londoners, who fume at the impertinence of arty intellectuals, such as mayor Ken Livingstone, who wants to stir up the city landscape with weird installations. Soon to have a fourth incarnation as ‘Alison Lapper Pregnant’ by rock artist Marc Quinn, the plinth is becoming a dynamic Postmodern work in its own right. With the help of Arup Associates, it changes shape every 12 months. An overseas visitor was overheard admiring the freshness and openness of a recent plinth work. Ironically, the plinth was between sculptures.
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