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David Shrigley sculpture set to be unveiled on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth
By Joey Levenson | Art | 5 September 2016
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David Shrigley designed postcard, ““It’s bloody brilliant, that’s what it is, son.”

Top Image: David Shrigley designed postcard, ““It’s bloody brilliant, that’s what it is, son.”

British visual artist David Shrigley is to have his ‘Really Good’ sculpture unveiled on the prestigious Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth come 29th September. The sculpture appears to be a surreal enlargement of a thumbs up, promoting a quasi-optimism for the London people.

This work follows the artist’s London Underground collaboration with mayor Sadiq Khan, which saw posters spread across the Underground with the slogan ‘London: Everyone Welcome’. The campaign was a massive success, portraying themes of diversity and immigration in response to the Brexit result.

Gallery: Some of David Shrigley's most recognisable works

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It’s not much of a leap to see why Shrigley was chosen as the next artist to take over the plinth. He’s a Turner Prize-nominated British artist with an already successful presence on the London art scene. The sculpture is bound to give Trafalgar Square a more contemporary feel, in spite of scepticism met from critics. What’s clear is that Shrigley seems to be set on somewhat of a London takeover, now with his sketch decorated walls, London Underground clad stations, and Trafalgar Square reign.

David Shrigley: Really Good will be unveiled on 29th September.

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