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Marc Quinn's Sculpture Unveiled at Trafalgar Square
Marc Quinn, Alison Lapper Pregnant.
LONDON, ENGLAND.-Marc Quinn’s marble sculpture "Alison Lapper Pregnant" was unveiled at Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth. The sculpture is 12 feet tall and portrays a naked, pregnant woman that has no arms. The work has already dividing opinion among disability campaigners and art critics. Marc Quinn had said he had sculpted his friend Ms Lapper because disabled people were under-represented in art. Ms. Lappper sat for the artist when she was eight months pregnant.

Ms. Lapper called it a "modern tribute to femininity, disability and motherhood". She added, "It still daunts me now. I'm going to be up in Trafalgar Square. Little me."

Marc Quinn said, "I felt the square needed some femininity, linking with Boudicca near the Houses of Parliament. Alison's statue could represent a new model of female heroism."





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