Six Works Vie for Coveted Fourth Plinth Spot in Trafalgar Square

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LONDON (AP).- A cake made from bricks and a big blue bird are among six artworks unveiled Thursday as finalists for a coveted place alongside Adm. Horatio Nelson in London’s Trafalgar Square. The square’s “fourth plinth” is one of the city’s major showcases for public art. Past works displayed there include Antony Gormley’s “One & Other,” which saw 2,400 members of the public stand atop the stone plinth for an hour at a time. The current occupant is Yinka Shonibare’s “Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle,” a replica of the naval hero’s HMS Victory with multicolored sails of African cloth. Finalists to replace it next year include British sculptor Brian Griffiths’ pink and yellow brick Battenburg cake, German artist Katharina Fritsch’s ultramarine cockerel — which “refers, in an ironic way, to male-defined British society and thoughts about biological