Thursday, 23 February 2012

Rocking Horse Boy

Today actress and voice-of-the-Gods Joanna Lumley unveiled the new statue on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square: Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset's Powerless Structures, Fig 101, which is already known as The Boy On The Rocking Horse. As equestrian statues go, it's a Mickey-take, but not without point. Generations of boys learned to play on rocking horses in preparation for being sent to war on horseback: knights, lancers, gunners with horse artillery. Joanna thinks he's "adorable" (title link). CLICK to watch a BBC News video of the unveiling.


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