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What's So Funny About London's New Fourth Plinth Sculpture?

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | September 29, 2016

What's So Funny About London's New Fourth Plinth Sculpture?

PHOTO: Really Good is causing a real uproar. (Photo courtesy Instagram/uwsscnyc)

We understand if you feel the need to blush when touring London’s Trafalgar Square.

The location is one of the more famed destinations in the world and boasts a fourth plinth that welcomes a rotating trove of artistic endeavors.

This creative revolving door is bound to have its hits and misses – all warrant at the very least a discussion.

As The Telegraph reports, this is certainly the case for the recently unveiled Really Good by David Shrigley. 

Its very sight will invoke a sudden wave of positive feelings, which is exactly the purpose of the piece.

Or, for many, it will have you thinking, Hey, that looks like a giant…We should probably move on.

Here is the sculpture’s unveiling (Read: disrobing).


Now feel free to excuse yourself to have a smoke.

Now here are some more images for which you can either marvel or giggle.

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As you can see, the sculpture is indeed polarizing. To that end, here are some reactions from Twitter.

There are far more we couldn’t place in a family-friendly site, but feel free to scour the hashtag. Some even felt that the thumb looked a bit familiar from the realm of science fiction.

All that matters is the piece has the city talking and, for many, it infuses the area with joy, joy happy feelings.

Mayor Sadiq Khan explain, via The Telegraph: “What it represents is so important – optimism, positivity, the best of us. This sculpture is so important showing Londoners, tourists, that London is open.”

But we do understand if you cover your eyes when walking the area.

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