Big Blue French Cock

big blue cock in london

I noticed that all the newspapers had fun with the headline of this story on the massive cock erected on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. London’s mayor, Boris Johnson unveiled the thunderous blue cock by German feminist artist Katharina Fritsch. OK, I have had my fun with it too, back to work now.

The sculpture Hahn/Cock, makes fun of all the testosterone and penises in the area, which is filled with male statues and important looking men walking around with suitcases. It’s also a reference to France as the cockerel is the national emblem of the country. That blue is also very ultramarine and a little bit Yves Klein.

Whether it’s a feminist jab at male posturing or a cheeky nod to the French, it’s all a bit of fun. I’m a bird lover and blue is my favorite color, so I have no complaints with the big blue cock. I would be happy to erect it in my back yard..

big blue cock

Or is it just a big blue cock up? I couldn’t help myself ;-)

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

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