Monday 7 November 2016

David Shrigley's Really Good

Really Good - David Shrigley

On a trip to the Big City (London) recently, I popped along to Trafalgar Square to have a look at the Fourth Plinth's latest offering.  I found David Shrigley's "Really Good".  This is a seven metre high bronze thumbs up, weighing 4.5 tonnes, with a dark patina like the other statues in the Square

Really Good - David Shrigley + Pigeon

It's the 11th commission in the Fourth Plinth programme, unveiled on 29 September 2016.  David Shrigley (b. 1968) currently lives in Brighton and much of his work is satirical reflecting on the absurdity of society.

Really Good - David Shrigley

The thumb is abnormally long and the whole thing is meant to be an antedote to all the current gloom and doom (economy, weather, society) and encourage us to be more positive.  We could all do with that!

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