Katharina Fritsch

The ninth Fourth Plinth commission, Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch was unveiled in July 2013 in London’s 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.

Fourth Plinth unveiling and first reactions

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, Dusseldorf. 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.

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