Brexit art

September 29 2016

Image of Brexit art

Picture: Guardian

A giant thumb has been unveiled as the latest work to grace Trafalgar Square's 'Fourth Plinth'. It's called 'Really Good' and is by David Shrigley. Unveiling the work, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, linked it to Brexit, and said (reports The Guardian):

“What this represents is so important,” said the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, revealing the latest artwork to occupy the renowned spot.

“Optimism. Positivity. The best of us. Particularly post-Brexit, the three most important words I say are ‘London is open’ and this shows Londoners, visitors to London, tourists, EU citizens, immigrants that London is open.”

The fact that we have to say 'London is open' these days is sad enough. But expect more art to be co-opted into the Brexit arguments over the next few years. 

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