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Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle @ ???


Nelson's Ship in a Bottle (2010) - Yinka Shonibare. Photo by Geoff Pugh

The time has almost come for Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle to set sail and vacate her berth on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth, leaving it ready for the next occupant. But where will she go? Perhaps just down the river to Greenwich, if the Art Fund has anything to do with it. They’ve set up a campaign to keep the ship in London and on public view; this means raising £362,500 in addition to the £50,000 grant already awarded, to purchase the work and put it on permanent display at the National Maritime Museum. Artist Yinka Shonibare supports the campaign – he ‘just can’t think of a better place than Greenwich’. Read more about it here, and, if you want to keep Shonibare’s ship where Londoners can enjoy it, make a donation here.

Author: africanartinlondon

Art from Africa, or by or about Africa or Africans, in London...

2 thoughts on “Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle @ ???

  1. Pingback: Material Matters: The art of Yinka Shonibare, MBE @ British Library | African Art in London

  2. My personal opinion about this ”Nelson’s ship’ inside a bottle is conveniently placed where can be seen for thousands of unaware people in one day and subliminally transmitting hidden messages like inner prison in a bubble or matrix?
    There are other mysterious sculptures public areas in London and cities in Europe with similar purposes((King cross station) it look like sub conscious people minds keep targeted for another dark reasons.

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