National Gallery embraces the '4th plinth'

January 20 2017

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Picture: TAN

The National Gallery (reports The Art Newspaper) has embraced the concept of the '4th plinth' programme in Trafalgar Square. This is the scheme whereby the vacant plinth beside Nelson's Column is temporarily filled by a contemporary work of art. For the last few years, the National Gallery has slightly distanced itself from the idea, not least because it has been (rightly in my view) concerned about the unruly playground Trafalgar Square has become. 

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