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Juxtapositions in Trafalgar Square: tip-offs to creativity in art and science


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Figure 1: The fourth plinth of Trafalgar Square.

James O'Jenkins, Institute of Contemporary Art

Figure 2: Marc Quinn's sculpture for the fourth plinth, and the juxtaposition that inspired it.
Figure 3: Katharina Fritsch, Hahn/Cock. 2013.

Andy Rain, The Telegraph

Figure 4: Terry Winters, Clocks and Clouds/5. 2012.
Figure 5: Robert Gober, Untitled. 2008.

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Goldstein, J. Juxtapositions in Trafalgar Square: tip-offs to creativity in art and science. Nat Med 19, 1222–1226 (2013).

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