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FOURTH PLINTH

The ninth Fourth Plinth commission, Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch has just came to an end.

The artwork , which was unveiled in July 2013 in London’s Trafalgar Square, has been taken off the plinth in the early hours of Tuesday 17 February and the plinth now awaits its next resident.

Hans Haacke and David Shrigley have been announced as the winning artists for the next two Fourth Plinth commissions and their works will be unveiled in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The first to take pride of place on the Fourth Plinth will be the sculpture Gift Horse by artist Hans Haacke, which will be unveiled on Thursday 5 March 2015 in London’s Trafalgar Square.

In anticipation of this event watch our short video depicting the installation of the previous Fourth Plinth artwork, Hahn/Cock – the blue fibreglass cockerel sculpture by Katharina Fritsch installed by Momart on Trafalgar Square back in 2013. Read our case study to find out more about the challenges of packing and protecting the artwork during the move to its location or contact our team for more information on our art transport and art storage services.

The Fourth Plinth Programme is the most talked about contemporary art prize in the UK. Funded by the Mayor of London and supported by Arts Council England, the programme invites world class artists to make astonishing new works for the centre of the capital city. Some of the most memorable works in the past included Marc Quinn’s Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005), Antony Gormley’s popular One and Other (2009), Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle (2010) and the last commission by Katharina Fritsch Hahn/Cock (2013).