By Farcom

Nelson's Ship in a Bottle Trafalgar Square

This work, by a leading Anglo-Nigerian artist (Yinka Shonibare), consists of a replica of Nelson's ship, the HMS Victory with sails made of printed fabric in a colourful African pattern inside a large glass bottle stopped with a cork; the bottle is 4.7 metres long and 2.8 metres in diameter. According to the Greater London Authority, the artwork is the first "to reflect specifically on the historical symbolism of Trafalgar Square, which commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, and will link directly with Nelson's column

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