A new icon for London

The new Fourth Plinth commission, Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch was unveiled on 25 July 2013 in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Hahn / Cock by Katharina Fritsch, Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square

Commissioned by the Mayor as part of the Fourth Plinth programme, Hahn/Cock is a 4.72m high rendition of a domestic farmyard cockerel saturated in intense ultramarine blue.

Check out the vox-pops video of first impressions from the crowd including reactions from Channel 4's Jon Snow and Chair of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group, Ekow Eshun.

Here's a selection of images from the unveiling event:

Katharina Fritsch's Hahn/Cock (Present)

Katharina Fritsch
Hahn / Cock, 2013
Commissioned for the Mayor of London’s Fourth Plinth Programme
Photograpy: Gautier Deblonde

About the artist

Katharina Fritsch is one of Germany’s leading contemporary artists. Born in Essen, Fritsch studied at the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf and has exhibited widely across Europe, Japan and the USA. She represented Germany at the 1995 Venice Biennale and has been the subject of exhibitions at DIA Centre for the Arts, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, Tate Modern, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and K21, Duesseldorf. Her work is represented in many significant permanent collections including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, Schaulager, Basel and Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt.

The new Fourth Plinth commission, Hahn / Cock by Katharina Fritsch will be unveiled on Thursday 25 July in London’s Trafalgar Square. - See more at: http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/arts-culture/fourth-plinth/commissio...