As I wrote previously in this post, Yinka Shonbare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle occupies the fourth plinth at moment in Trafalgar Square London UK. Six other artist have been shortlisted and shall battle it out for the prestigious fourth plinth place when Shonibare has vacated it. Who shall be the victor?
Among the artist are British artists Hew Locke and Brian Griffiths. They shall compete against duos Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. Katherina Fritsch and Mariele Neudecker have also made proposals.
I wrote a post featuring Fritsch’s work a while ago (seen here). The other artists work, I am unfamiliar with but the people shall decide whose work shall go up in time for the 2012 Olympics. miniature versions of the aforementioned artist’s work shall be displayed in the crypt of nearby St Martin’s in the field church and all shall be a sculpture! Read all about this exciting prospect here!
One of the artists (Brian Griffiths) has been described as a’ junk shop Viking’ which sounds eclectic and quirky enough to peak my interest. Here’s some of his work at the Saatchi Gallery.
Edinburgh born artist Hew Locke’s work looks pretty interesting. Read a short description of the all the artist work here