Thursday, 25 July 2013

Blue Cock Unveiled

Today Mayor of London Bouncy Boris unveiled the latest sculpture on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square: Katharina Fritsch's Hahn/Cock (2013), a giant ultramarine cockerel. The artist is German, the cockerel a french symbol of strength and regeneration. The square is named after the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar, in which Admiral Lord Nelson trounced the French during the Napoleonic Wars and was killed for his pains. So a Franco-German blue cock is a national insult from the EU. Referring to David Cameron's bid to have online pornography blocked by search engines, Bouncy joked "I think if you tried to Google it in the future, the Prime Minister would stop you from finding it" (CLICK).

4 Comments:

At 27/7/13, Anonymous Lee M said...

I think Boris is just overcompensating for something.

 
At 27/7/13, Anonymous Dion said...

It could be a trojan chook. I would check what's inside of it Ian!! ;-)

All meanings aside though, I think it's a pretty bird.

 
At 27/7/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Hi, Dion

I found out later that the artist had no idea the cockerel was a French symbol. As you said, she's a feminist. She told Boris it was her idea of men strutting their stuff! So it is a trojan of sorts, a feminist trojan.

 
At 27/7/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Hi, Lee

I keep warning him that riding a bike will make him impotent.

 

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