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Antony Gormley
B. 1950
GUT IV
mild steel blocks
154 by 53 by 65cm.; 60 5/8 by 20 7/8 by 25 5/8 in.
Executed in 2002.
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Provenance

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Located at the seam between inner and outer spaces, Antony Gormley's sculptures explore the idea of the body as a site of experience. Using his own physical form as a language through which to communicate individual as well as universal concerns, through the physical medium of sculpture, Gormley investigates the fundamental forces underpinning the human experience in a way that encourage the viewer to question their own sense of place and being within the world. "Making sculpture stems from a need to leave a trace of existence, but there is an even greater need to challenge existence itself with mute objects that look back at us and question our materiality with their own." (Antony Gormley cited in: Michael Mack, (ed.), Antony Gormley, Göttingen 2007, p. 9)  

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