Thumbs up sculpture unveiled as new artwork for London’s ‘fourth plinth’

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Artist David Shrigley poses after the unveiling of his artwork "Really Good" on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square in central London

LONDON (Reuters) – A giant hand with a thumbs up has been unveiled as the new artwork occupying the fourth plinth at London’s Trafalgar Square.

Mayor Sadiq Khan presented artist David Shrigley’s sculpture “Really Good” on Thursday, a seven-meter (23 ft) high hand with a long thumb cast in bronze, saying it represented “optimism, positivity, the best of us”.

The plinth, built in 1841, was meant for a statue of King William IV but stood empty because of lack of funding. More recently, it has hosted various commissioned artworks.

(Reporting By Marie-Louise Gumuchian Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

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