What do you think of London’s new artwork on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square? It’s by the artist @h_phillipson and has been unveiled this morning. It’s called THE END… #4thplinth pic.twitter.com/dgDv9ybWyV— BBC Radio London (@BBCRadioLondon) July 30, 2020
In the UK, this is the next disgrace which is going to decorate Trafalgar Square alongside Nelson’s Column. It will replace “The End” which was unveiled on the fourth plinth last summer.
“Casts of the faces of 850 transgender people are to be displayed on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
Teresa Margolles’ artwork 850 Improntas has been chosen alongside a sculpture by fellow artist Samson Kambalu to be displayed on the plinth in central London, which is home to a rolling commission of public artworks.
They will be unveiled in 2022 and 2024 respectively following a public vote.
Margolles’ work features casts of the faces of 850 transgender people from London and around the world. …”
Adolf Hitler got the last laugh on modernism.
As I said last year, I wouldn’t take down these monuments. They are fitting memorials of the post-World War II era. Future generations need to be reminded of what this degenerate age we have been living through stood for and saw as beautiful and saw fit to commemorate in public monuments.