Katharina Fritsch – Exclusive Art

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“Katharina Fritsch blue cock for london’s fourth plinth  ‘cock/hahn’ unveiled today – july 25th, 2013.a giant blue cockerel is the newest installation to occupy fourth plinth in london’s trafalgar square. designed by german artist katharina fritsch, the nearly 5-meter high, bright blue bird soars amongst the surrounding historical architecture. throughout art, the rooster is seen as symbol of regeneration, awakening and strength which fritsch reflects in a humanistic way. ‘people can see themselves, their character, in animals’, she says. the sculptural portrait of the domestic bird characterises london’s dynamism, creativity, and sense of humor. this is the ninth installation to come out of the fourth plinth programme and will reside in the square for the next 18 months.” (Designboom – http://www.designboom.com/art/shortlisted-proposals-for-londons-fourth-plinth/)

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Katharina Fritsch is known for her sculptures and installations that reinvigorate familiar objects with a jarring and uncanny sensibility. Her works’ iconography is drawn from many different sources, including Christianity, art history and folklore. She attracted international attention for the first time in the mid-1980s with life-size works such as a true-to-scale elephant. Se has been the winner of several prizes during the years and she has been represented by White Cube in London and the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York since 1994

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