Something to crow about

The pigeons of London’s Trafalgar Square were joined by a much larger feathered friend yesterday as the latest installation was unveiled on the ‘Fourth Plinth’.

German artist Katharina Fritsch unveils her Fourth Plinth sculpture 'Hahn/Cock' in Trafalgar Square.

A large blue rooster, which is about 15ft 5in tall, has been created by German artist Katharina Fritsch and will sit on the plinth for a period of 18 months.

Among those on hand to see the artwork – called Hahn/Cock – go on display was Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who commissioned it.

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Mr Johnson said: ‘Katharina Fritsch commands tremendous respect internationally and her giant blue bird will provide a striking new focal as well as talking point for Londoners and tourists alike.’

German artist Katharina Fritsch unveils her Fourth Plinth sculpture 'Hahn/Cock' in Trafalgar Square.

The once vacant plinth has become a showcase for temporary artworks in recent years. PICTURE: Jonathan Brady/PA.