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Marc Quinn Fourth Plinth

Marc Quinn

Published April 1st 2006
ISBN : 9783865212405
Paperback
48 pages
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Trafalgar Square is full of military statues, and one ghostly empty pedestal thats been waiting, undefended, for more than 150 years. Of late, the fourth plinth isnt so lonely: its become the most significant public art space in the UnitedMoreTrafalgar Square is full of military statues, and one ghostly empty pedestal thats been waiting, undefended, for more than 150 years. Of late, the fourth plinth isnt so lonely: its become the most significant public art space in the United Kingdom. Marc Quinn recently unveiled the sculpture that will grace it for the next 18 months to resounding tabloid disgust and critical acclaim. Allison Lapper Pregnant is a 13-ton, 12-foot high model of the disabled artist Allison Lapper eight months along. She has said, I regard it as a modern tribute to femininity, disability, and motherhood. It is so rare to see disability in everyday life, let along naked, pregnant, and proud. The sculpture makes the ultimate statement about disability, that it can be as beautiful and valid a form of being as any other. Fourth Plinth traces Quinns creative process, the pieces creation, and public responses, including calls to leave it in the square permanently.