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London's Arty Plinth Gets a Massive Bronze Emoji Today

By Gary Cutlack on at

The latest bit of art to hit London's vacant bit of central plinth has just been unveiled, and it's taking one of today's universal internet icons and making it real. It's a huge bronze thumbs-up to the city called 'Really Good' and we're not sure if it's ironic.

The latest thing to sit atop the fourth plinth is the work of artist and Turner nominee David Shrigley, who says it's not just a massive thumb he had the idea of, it is, in fact, a message of positivity beaming out to the city, telling the people they're OK, the world's OK, the air quality is probably not as bad as everyone says and it's perfectly normal to be spending 80 per cent of your salary on renting somewhere 90 minutes from where you work. So thumbs-up to everyone in the big city, and a big, bronze, pat on the back too.

London's mayor Sadiq Khan said of the piece: "The changing artworks on Fourth Plinth continue to be a source of delight, discussion and debate and I am proud to be the mayor of a city that has such an energetic and vibrant cultural life." [BBC]

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