Fourth Plinth Finalists Announced

'Really Good', by David Shrigley
Mock up of David Shrigley’s Fourth Plinth proposal, ‘Really Good’

The 6 finalists for this year’s round of the Fourth Plinth commission have now been announced.  Marcus Coate, Hans Haacke, Liliane Lijn, Ugo Rondinone, Mark Leckey and David Shrigley are all in the running, with the two successful proposals set to be determined by the Fourth Plinth committee in early 2014.  Included in this year’s line up is a horse skeleton covered in stock exchange prices (Haacke), a pair of dancing robotic cones (Lijn) and LOL’s personal favourite, a 10 metre high ‘thumbs up’ sculpture by David Shrigley entitled ‘Really Good’. The winning works will go on display in Trafalgar Square in 2015 and 2016 respectively.  Read more about the finalists here.

Fourth Plinth Finalists Announced

2013 Turner Prize Finalists Announced


The four finalists for this year’s Turner Prize were announced yesterday.  The shortlist includes Tino Sehgal for his Tate Turbine Hall commission, Laure Prouvost for her diaorama-like installation at Whitechapel Gallery, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye for her first major painting exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery and LOL fave, David Shrigley for his retrospective at Hayward Gallery. So good to see a healthy dose of humour in some of the work by this year’s nominees. The winner will be announced on December 2nd.

Above: Guardian art critic Adrian Searle and artist Laure Prouvost discuss her Turner Prize nominated Whitechapel show.

2013 Turner Prize Finalists Announced