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Thumbs Up Sculpture Unveiled as New Artwork for London's 'Fourth Plinth'

Reuters

First published: September 30, 2016, 7:24 AM IST | Updated: September 30, 2016
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Thumbs Up Sculpture Unveiled as New Artwork for London's 'Fourth Plinth'
Tourists with union jack umbrellas look at the artwork "Really Good" by David Shrigley on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square in central London, Britain September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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-metre (23 ft) high hand with a long thumb cast in bronze, saying it represented "optimism, positivity, the best of us".

London Mayor Sadiq Khan poses with artist David Shrigley after the unveiling of his artwork "Really Good" on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square in central LondonLondon Mayor Sadiq Khan (L) poses with artist David Shrigley after the unveiling of his artwork "Really Good" on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square in central London, Britain September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Artist David Shrigley poses after the unveiling of his artwork "Really Good" on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square in central LondonArtist David Shrigley poses after the unveiling of his artwork "Really Good" on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square in central London, Britain September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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.

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