The Telegraph profiles Yinka Shonibare’s new Fourth Plinth project, a model of Nelson’s ship in a bottle:
Next Monday, Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, will unveil an object calculated to please almost any sailor – a gigantic ship in a bottle. Moreover, it is not just any ship, but Nelson’s own flagship, the Victory.
The work, by the Anglo-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, is a complex symbol that relates to the past and present of London on several levels. But the first impression, the artist hopes, will be simple pleasure and amazement.
Fourth Plinth: Yinka Shonibare Interview (Telegraph)