This Snapshot video features Hans Haacke’s sculpture for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in London. The 2015 Fourth Plinth commission was unveiled on the 5th March 2015 in London’s Trafalgar Square. Titled Gift Horse, Hans Haacke’s sculpture depicts a skeletal, riderless horse, a comment on the equestrian statue of William IV originally planned for the plinth. Tied to the horse’s front leg is an electronic ribbon displaying live the ticker of the London Stock Exchange that is meant to complete the link between power, money and history. The horse is derived from an etching by George Stubbs, the English painter whose works are represented in the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square.
Hans Haacke: Gift Horse. Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London (UK), November 10, 2015
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