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    A tourist with union jack umbrella looks at the artwork Really Good by David Shrigley on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square in central London, Britain September 29, 2016.

    Top 10 Works of Art That Conquered Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth

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    Artist and sculptor David Shrigley's work titled "Really Good" has been unveiled as the next piece of art to take up residence on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. "Really Good" will be a 10-meter high bronze hand giving the thumbs up and Shrigley hopes that it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    The plinth, in the northwest corner of the square, was built in 1841 to hold an equestrian statue of King William IV, but the money ran out and it was left empty.

    Having been empty and unused for a century and a half, it was first used to host temporary sculptures in 1998, after which the Royal Society of Arts launched the Fourth Plinth Project. David Shrigley's work will follow a long line of artists and sculptors who have graced the stage of the fourth plinth.

    Artist 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.
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    Artist 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.

    Some have been quirky, others more serious. Here are our top ten.    

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