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8 June 2010

Enjoy Shonibare's Nelson's Ship in a Bottle

It's been up there two weeks, and its usually at about this time that your author catches up with things, so let's take a look at Yinka Shonibare's Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, the latest project to grace the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Your author has only ever seen it in stunning sunlight, as in the picture above, but it looked beautiful. Of course, it's being billed as the first artwork on the Fourth Plinth to specifically reflect on the historical symbolism of Trafalgar Square, as it references both the Battle of Trafalgar and Nelson, and its a stunner.

Your author is no sort of art critic, so he'll leave the rest to the blurb, which you can see at http://www.london.gov.uk/fourthplinth/plinth/shonibare.jsp

^Picture by Magnus D^


  1. Great shot. I spotted it in situ at the weekend and must say I'm impressed by this one. It makes a real impact.