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London Three-Month Art Project that Put People on Plinth Ends
British sculptor Antony Gormley, right, and the last participant of his live artwork 'One & Other', Emma Burns, a 30-year-old medical photographer from Darlington, England, who dedicated her hour to the memory of those who died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final soccer match, known as the Hillsborough tragedy, pose for the media after Burns stepped off the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009. A three-month art project has ended after giving over 2,000 people 60 minutes of fame in London's Trafalgar Square. For 100 days, Antony Gormley's "One & Other" saw people stand atop an empty plinth for an hour at a time. AP Photo/Akira Suemori.
LONDON (AP).- A three-month art project has ended after giving over 2,000 people 60 minutes of fame in London's Trafalgar Square.

For 100 days, Antony Gormley's "One & Other" saw people stand atop an empty plinth for an hour at a time.

Participants included a man dressed as Godzilla, a jobseeker holding a giant resume and a water scientist in a fish costume. Several others stripped naked.

The first naked participant was asked by police to put on underpants after a bystander complained, but the others were allowed to remain nude.

The work was hugely popular but drew mixed reviews from critics. Gormley said it was a celebration of Britain's diversity.

The last "plinther" was 30-year-old Emma Burns. She left the 23-foot- (7-meter-) high platform just after 9 a.m. (0800 GMT; 4 a.m. EDT) Wednesday.



Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.


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