22 June 2006

Alison Lapper Pregnant


Marc Quinn’s statue of the artist Alison Lapper currently occupies the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. Originally intended for a statue of King William IV (1830-37) which was never made, the plinth remained empty until recent years. It is now used to showcase outstanding examples of modern sculpture.

Although the statue may appear is a shade incongruous resting as it does in a square overshadowed by Nelson’s column and accompanied by an equestrian statue of one of our poorer monarchs and a pair of forgotten 19th century generals it remains a work of outstanding power and beauty.



It will be replaced next year by another statue. I hope that it finds a good home in a major public gallery when it leaves Trafalgar Square.

THe photograpsh were taken this afternoon. I will post some more shortly on Plant Porn and Pussycats

8 comments:

Redwine said...

A pity it will be replaced. Good pics.

jams o donnell said...

A pity indeed even if it looks a littel out of place in Trafalgar Square. That said it throws the forgotten victorians into sharp relief

Pisces Iscariot said...

Bit more significant than the forgotten victorians too

jams o donnell said...

Agreed Pisces

elasticwaistbandlady said...

What a remarkable woman she is. I'm in complete awe.

jams o donnell said...

That she is Elasticwaistbandlady!

minoo said...

thank you, i enjoyed knowing her,the statue is glamorous.

jams o donnell said...

Hi Minoo. Thanks for visiting, I hope you liked my earlier post about your work.

I love the statue. While it won't be on display in Trafalgar Square for long I hope it has a home in the Tate Gallery or another big gallery. It really deserves to continue to be seen by millions.