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Fourth plinth gains a joyful statue to put wind in our sails

Article relating to an individual, 2010
Published by: The Daily Telegraph
Year published: 2010
Number of pages: 1

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When Yinka Shonibare’s Fourth Plinth ship in a bottle was unveiled in May 2010, The Independent, The Guardian, The Times, and The Daily Telegraph all carried features on the public art commission, complete with photographs of the work. This piece appeared in The Daily Telegraph and was written by Richard Dorment. It appeared on p. 25 of the newspaper on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Dorment thoroughly approved of Shonibare’s piece, and began his article, “It feels like a long time since we’ve had a substantial work of art on Trafalgar Square’s Fouth Plinth, but boy was it worth the wait for Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle.” The approving tone is carried right through to the end of the piece, “Whatever else it may be, Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle is an exhilarating work of art that needs no excuse for raising our spirits in the gloomy days we’re living through right now.”

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»  Yinka Shonibare MBE CBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England