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1077
Antony Gormley
BUILDING 6-10
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12,400,00018,400,000
LOT SOLD. 18,120,000 HKD
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1077
Antony Gormley
BUILDING 6-10
Estimate
Premium Lots
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12,400,00018,400,000
LOT SOLD. 18,120,000 HKD
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Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

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Hong Kong

Antony Gormley
B.1950
BUILDING 6-10
each inscribed with artist's initial underside
Executed in 2015
cast iron
five elements
Part 1/5: 191.5 by 44.5 by 35 cm; 75⅜ by 17½ by 13¾ in.
Part 2/5: 190.5 by 43 by 35 cm; 75 by 17 by 13¾ in.
Part 3/5: 191 by 43 by 36 cm;75⅛ by 17 by 14⅛ in.
Part 4/5: 189.5 by 41 by 32.5 cm; 74⅝ by 16⅛ by 12¾ in.
Part 5/5: 190 by 43 by 33 cm; 74⅞ by 17 by 13 in.
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Provenance

White Cube
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

These works investigate the human condition using the syntax of urban architecture. They originate from two recent series, Station and Proppers, where we evolved ways of dividing the body into horizontal layers at points that allowed the maximum feel. The idea was to treat the life-size body as a high-rise building, to consider it as both the most open of skeletons and as a closed mass. Building VI replicates the cast concrete columns and floors that now characterise the most contemporary tower blocks, like the ones that are popping up around my studio and all over London. The penultimate, Building X, uses massive walls placed orthogonally to each other to achieve the same effect. Building VIII uses a combination of prop and block, and Build VII translates the language of Building VI into a more classic pier and lintel construction. Broadly speaking, all five works use the fundamentals of compressive architecture – stacking, propping and cantilever – as their primary language. All of the works convey vulnerability, interrogating the ambition of architecture to produce a stable world, with the threat of collapse in the manner of a house of cards.

Antony Gormley

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

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Hong Kong