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The Blue Cock

An advantage of sculpture is that it is usually possible to make several copies of one design and as a result the images can be seen in several places at the same time.
For example, I have seen Edgar Degas’ “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen” and Auguste Rodin' s “The Thinker” in many places throughout the world.

I saw the Blue Cock for the first time on October 24, 2013 in London where it was on the Fourth Plinth on Trafalgar Square from July 25, 2013 to February 17, 2015.
I saw the same rooster again on 3 August 2018 in Washington D.C. at the new Roof Terrace of the National Gallery of Art's East Building, where it found a new place on 30 September 2016.

While preparing this info I discovered that there is a second copy of the Blue Cock in the Walker Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

The Hahn/Cock is a work by the German sculptor Katharina Fritsch (1956).
She herself says about the statue and its place on Trafalgar Square: “The statue is intended to be a humorous counterbalance, contrasting with the very formal equestrian statues on the square's other three plinths:" Humor is always a big thing for me. It stops things from becoming too severe. I like English humor. It is so often very dark. "
The Cock is a 4,72 m tall sculpture, made of glass fiber reinforced polyester resin on a stainless steel structure.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a ... giant blue rooster?!

■ Picture 1: ◄ The Blue Cock and the Lady in Red ►
■ Picture 2: ◄ The Blue Cock in Washington DC ►
■ Picture 3: ◄ The Blue Cock in London ►

■ Link 1: ◄ The Blue Cock by Jean113 ►

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