Thursday 29th September, 2016 at 5:00pm
Celebrity Thistle fan and world renowned artist, David Shrigley, today unveiled his ‘Really Good‘ sculpture which will occupy Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth from today.
David Shrigley immortalised his connection with Thistle at the start of last season when his mascot creation, Kingsley, took over the world after the launch of the club’s new sponsorship deal with Kingsford Capital Management.
David’s sculpture, Really Good, is a seven-metre-high hand giving a thumbs up – a slightly larger version of the yellow foam thumbs that were given away at last season’s clash with Dundee United. Cast in bronze, with the same dark patina as the other statues in Trafalgar Square, the thumb is disproportionately long. Shrigley’s ambition is that this simple gesture will become a self-fulfilling prophecy; that things considered ‘bad’ such as the economy, the weather and society, will benefit from a change of consensus towards positivity.
We know there are plenty of Partick Thistle supporting David Shrigley fans (or David Shrigley supporting Partick Thistle fans!) so we hope you will join us in wishing David all the very best with his exhibition and, if any Jags fans are heading to see Really Good, be sure to snap a picture of you in red and yellow while you’re there!