Live art Trafalgar Square London

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The end of what?

For the last 100 days there has been a plinth in Trafalgar Square, London, England, that has held a number of individuals.

Each of these people were chosen from quite a few thousand applicants. Each hour for the last 100 days one of these successful applicants has had their moment of glory on top of this plinth.

Some have danced, others have highlighted charities, there has been one who stripped naked, some have done weird and wacky things. The one thing in common is that all were just ordinary members of the public. Their nationalities though were varied.

Today, 14th October 2009 at 9am Emma Burns became the last plinther to do her thing.

Each person was lifted on top of the plinth, as it stands 10 feet high. I guess steady nerves were needed as the actual space on the top was limited.

So this Hub and Hubber salutes you all. This street art is so typically eccentric and British. This morning's news reader, Eamon Holmes, and others, may think that this event was stupid and could never be classed as art but I do not agree.

Art after all is in the eye of the beholder.

Still I guess a lot depend on just how much Mr Gormley's installation cost and who paid the bill?

So feast your eyes on some of the Plinthers and let me know what you think by way of the comments and the poll on this hub.

It was not all plain sailing of course

Farmer protests

The 4th plinth certainly drew the crowds at times

Booing the BNP, British National Party

Well what do you think?

Was the 4th Plinth Art or Not?

  • Art
  • Rubbish
  • Fun but not art
  • A waste of money
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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull Author

Yes Habee I think it is fair to say we English are nuts lol


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Fun hub! You guys are just as wacky as we Southerners!! lol


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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull Author

Yes rnmsn I did. I wish I had been able to participate. Now that would have been fun, eh?


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RNMSN 7 years ago from Tucson, Az

art is in the eye of the beholder but this etel was wonderful fun bet you had a good time doing this article!! way to go!!?

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