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Fourth Plinth winners announced

Fourth Plinth winners announced

'Powerless Structures, Fig. 101': Elmgreen & Dragset's rocking-horse winner
The title may suggest it’s a difficult conceptual work, but Powerless Structures, Fig 101, by Nordic duo Elmgreen & Dragset, had appeared to win the popular vote for the Fourth Plinth from the outset. And rather than being difficult, it is, in fact, an immediately appealing and cheekily uplifting image of a boy riding his rocking horse. It was unveiled by Mayor Boris Johnson earlier today as one of two winners of the Fourth Plinth commission for 2012 and 2013. The second winner is German artist Katharina Fritsch’s Hahn / Cock (pictured below), which will see a giant cock in ultramarine blue surreally presiding over Trafalgar Square in 2013.

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