What’s On at the Fourth Plinth

Several months ago I shared with you the weirdness that is Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth.

While visiting London in March, I happened to arrive at Trafalgar Square just after the unveiling of the newest sculpture, Gift Horse.

Picture of the sculpture Gift Horse in Trafalgar Square, London, England

My friend theorized it was a commentary on war, in that the horse is wrapped up in a pretty bow made of a stock ticker–symbolizing profit–but underneath it is just death. It’s a good theory.

Unfortunately, that’s not what the sculptor intended. But, if art is what the viewer makes of it, then I’m going with my friend’s explanation instead.


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