Thursday, November 20, 2014

London's Giant Cock

Katharina Fritsch's giant cock sculpture is hard to miss in London's famous Trafalgar Square. The Square commemorates the British victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Trafalgar and is dominated by Nelson's Column at its center.

Trafalgar Square has a strongly male character, but Fritsch calls her large blue rooster a "feminist sculpture," and is intended to be a humorous comment on London's historically male culture. I liked it. Its deep blue color counterbalances all the gray in the area and adds a bit whimsy. The Blue Cock will be on display until the end of the year. 

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