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London's Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth artworks revealed

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Artist Michael Rakowitz poses for the media at the National Gallery in London, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, next to his winning design entitled 'The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist' for one of the next two Fourth Plinth sculptures in Trafalgar Square which will be unveiled in 2018 and 2020. Rakowitz will recreate a replica of Lamassu, a winged bull and protective deity, that stood at the entrance to the Nergal Gate of Nineveh from 700 BC; in 2015 it was destroyed by the group known as Islamic State at the Mosul Museum, Iraq. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © The Associated Press Artist Michael Rakowitz poses for the media at the National Gallery in London, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, next to his winning design entitled 'The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist' for one of the next two Fourth Plinth sculptures in Trafalgar Square which will be unveiled in 2018 and 2020. Rakowitz will recreate a replica of Lamassu, a winged bull and protective deity, that stood at the entrance to the Nergal Gate of Nineveh from 700 BC; in 2015 it was destroyed by the group known as Islamic State at the Mosul Museum, Iraq. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON (AP) — The next two artworks to be showcased on the Fourth Plinth in London's famous Trafalgar Square have been selected.

Michael Rakowitz looks at his design, The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, one of two commissions for Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth, at the National Gallery in central London, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The next two artworks to be showcased on the Fourth Plinth in London’s famous Trafalgar Square have been selected. The art platform is currently home to a giant bronze thumb but will be replaced in 2018 by a re-creation of an ancient sculpture destroyed by the Islamic State group, it was announced Tuesday (Victoria Jones/PA via AP) © The Associated Press Michael Rakowitz looks at his design, The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, one of two commissions for Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth, at the National Gallery in central London, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The next two artworks to be showcased on the Fourth Plinth in London’s famous Trafalgar Square have been selected. The art platform is currently home to a giant bronze thumb but will be replaced in 2018 by a re-creation of an ancient sculpture destroyed by the Islamic State group, it was announced Tuesday (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

The art platform is currently home to a giant bronze thumb, but will be replaced in 2018 by a recreation of an ancient sculpture destroyed by the Islamic State group, it was announced Tuesday.

Artist Michael Rakowitz poses for the media at the National Gallery in London, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, next to his winning design entitled 'The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist' for one of the next two Fourth Plinth sculptures in Trafalgar Square which will be unveiled in 2018 and 2020. Rakowitz will recreate a replica of Lamassu, a winged bull and protective deity, that stood at the entrance to the Nergal Gate of Nineveh from 700 BC; in 2015 it was destroyed by the group known as Islamic State at the Mosul Museum, Iraq. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © The Associated Press Artist Michael Rakowitz poses for the media at the National Gallery in London, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, next to his winning design entitled 'The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist' for one of the next two Fourth Plinth sculptures in Trafalgar Square which will be unveiled in 2018 and 2020. Rakowitz will recreate a replica of Lamassu, a winged bull and protective deity, that stood at the entrance to the Nergal Gate of Nineveh from 700 BC; in 2015 it was destroyed by the group known as Islamic State at the Mosul Museum, Iraq. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

U.S. artist Michael Rakowitz will make the statue of Lamassu, an Assyrian protective deity in the form of a winged bull, from empty date syrup cans.

Artist Michael Rakowitz poses for the media at the National Gallery in London, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, next to his winning design entitled 'The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist' for one of the next two Fourth Plinth sculptures in Trafalgar Square which will be unveiled in 2018 and 2020. Rakowitz will recreate a replica of Lamassu, a winged bull and protective deity, that stood at the entrance to the Nergal Gate of Nineveh from 700 BC; in 2015 it was destroyed by the group known as Islamic State at the Mosul Museum, Iraq. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © The Associated Press Artist Michael Rakowitz poses for the media at the National Gallery in London, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, next to his winning design entitled 'The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist' for one of the next two Fourth Plinth sculptures in Trafalgar Square which will be unveiled in 2018 and 2020. Rakowitz will recreate a replica of Lamassu, a winged bull and protective deity, that stood at the entrance to the Nergal Gate of Nineveh from 700 BC; in 2015 it was destroyed by the group known as Islamic State at the Mosul Museum, Iraq. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

In 2020, Lamassu will be replaced by a giant ice cream sundae, topped with a cherry and the more unusual additions of a drone and a fly.

Artist Heather Phillipson poses for the media at the National Gallery in London, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, next to her winning design entitled 'The End' for one of the next two Fourth Plinth sculptures in Trafalgar Square, which will be unveiled on the plinth in 2018 and 2020. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © The Associated Press Artist Heather Phillipson poses for the media at the National Gallery in London, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, next to her winning design entitled 'The End' for one of the next two Fourth Plinth sculptures in Trafalgar Square, which will be unveiled on the plinth in 2018 and 2020. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

British artist Heather Phillipson's creation The End has an interactive element and visitors will be able to live-stream the view from the drone on their mobile phones.

Artist Heather Phillipson poses for the media at the National Gallery in London, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, next to her winning design entitled 'The End' for one of the next two Fourth Plinth sculptures in Trafalgar Square, which will be unveiled on the plinth in 2018 and 2020. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © The Associated Press Artist Heather Phillipson poses for the media at the National Gallery in London, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, next to her winning design entitled 'The End' for one of the next two Fourth Plinth sculptures in Trafalgar Square, which will be unveiled on the plinth in 2018 and 2020. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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