10th Fourth Plinth Unveiled – Gift Horse

 

Start Date: March 05, 2015

End Date: March 05, 2015

The tenth fourth plinth installation will be unveiled on the 5th March in Trafalgar Square.

The GLA has announced the 2015 winning artist of Hans Haacke who will present his skeletal horse commission:

Hans Haacke’s design Gift Horse depicts a skeletal, riderless horse – a wry comment on the equestrian statue of William IV originally planned for the plinth. Tied to the horse’s front leg is an electronic ribbon displaying live the ticker of the London Stock Exchange, completing the link between power, money and history. The horse is derived from an etching by George Stubbs; the famous English painter whose works are represented in the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square.

Commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Programme, Gift Horse will be the tenth sculpture to be unveiled on Trafalgar Square’s celebrated plinth.

Gift Horse portrays a skeletal, riderless horse – a wry comment on the equestrian statue of William IV originally planned for the plinth. Tied to the horse’s front leg is an electronic ribbon displaying live the ticker of the London Stock Exchange, completing the link between power, money and history. The horse is derived from an etching by George Stubbs; the famous English painter whose works are represented in the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square.