Lot 4
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Antony Gormley

12,000 - 18,000 GBP
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  • Antony Gormley
  • Breathing Room XXV
  • signed, titled and dated 2010 on the reverse
  • ink and bleach on paper
  • 77 by 111 cm. 30 1/4 by 43 3/4 in.


Bonhams, London, A Picture of Health - Contemporary Art Auction to benefit Paintings in Hospitals, 29 June 2010 (donated by the artist)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

The Breathing Room drawings unusually predate the sculpture of the same name.  The most recent drawings in the series Breathing Room vividly capture something of the effect of the glowing light as it appears in the gallery against the suddenly plunged darkness of the space. The interconnecting space frames of the installation are created through the use of lines made with a fine brush dipped in household bleach which removes the ink from its paper support and makes the negative outlines glow. This device reflects the uncertain terrain of what constitutes the installation: 'The object hovers between being architecture and being an image of architecture.' The result for the viewer, in both drawings and installations, is to be caught up in an indeterminacy of perspectival viewpoint. 

Anna Moszynska
Drawing Space, Milan 2010, p. 40