Haacke’s Horse

A sculpture by Hans Hackie appears for the next twelve months on the spare plinth in Trafalgar Square.

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It is based on a series of engravings of horse skeletons in a book displayed in the Gallery.

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There are also several paintings by Stubbs on display there.

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The riderless horse of the sculpture has an electronic ticker of share prices displayed on a bow around one of its front legs. Some say a statue of William IV on horseback was planned for the plinth, but the money to pay for it was lost on the stock exchange.