Letter From London: Rubbing Shoulders With Lord Nelson

A new addition to Trafalgar Square tests Londoners' capacity to be shocked

She's hard to miss. First of all, she's huge--12 ft. tall, 13 tons. She's also naked. And eight months pregnant. Her legs are shrunken and twisted. She doesn't have any arms. Carved out of a single block of Italian marble, she's so white she almost glows. But not everyone has quite got used to the pregnant, armless sculpture that has taken up residence in one of London's most trafficked public spaces, near monuments to the likes of Lord Nelson and King George IV. Sketching the statue for a class, Nisharee Pongpaew, 20, an art student from Brighton, registers her disapproval. "Around her...

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