Fourth Plinth from the Sun: Art reaches a new Height?

British sculptor Antony Gormley, (b. 1950)  famous for celebrating the human form through scupture, e.g, ‘Angel of the North’ amongst others, is taking his art to new heights.

angel_of_the_north, a welcoming sight for the traveller

angel_of_the_north, a welcoming sight for the traveller

Gormley’s latest work is called ‘The Fourth Plinth’.   It’s in Trafalgar Square London.  The idea is that 1 person out of the 2000 randomly  picked people  from around the country stands on the fourth plinth for one hour of fame.  They can do whatever they wish in their one hour.  Some have used this as a platform to draw attention to political and personal  issues: other have shown a more artistic bent.  The antics are filmed and will hopefully provide a portrait of Britain.

Gormley meets applicants or victims...

Here’s a taste of what they’re up to HERE

However, I had to laugh at the one who sat in a chair reading a paper and called himself ‘Live Dad’!    Unfortunately I couldn’t find a pic of ‘Live Dad’ so here’s his very opposite  -‘Dead DAD’ (Ron Mueck)

dead dad by Ron Mueck 1997

 

 

dead dad by Ron Mueck 1997

Read my post about the ‘Dead Dad scupture by Ron Mueck  HERE

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One Response to “Fourth Plinth from the Sun: Art reaches a new Height?”

  1. […] more Weird and Whacky designs.  Looked at how Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth project was coming along, and  I dipped into my archives (YES I have got archives […]

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