White Cube, London Acquired from the above by the present owner
Gambier, Ohio, Kenyon College, Gund Gallery, Gund Gallery Collection, on permanent display (number 2 from the edition exhibited)
PORE is a compelling work from Antony’s Gormley’s series, Suspended and Gravity Works (1984–2012). In the early eighties, the artist began to think about how you could use sculptures as a lever to undermine the certainty of the spectator in his or her position in space. As Gormley states, this work ‘is always designed to be seen on the outside of a building or high up in an interior space, like a hall. The intention is to define the position of the artist as lying outside the determined domestic or institutional notion of a habitus, and it is an attempt for us to reflect upon our own position in space and in relation to architecture, by existing outside normal gravitational constraints.
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although they fail to convey the oxidised patina visible in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals a number of superficial and shallow scratches and tiny scuff marks in isolated places. There is some light oxidation throughout, which is in keeping with the artist's choice of media.
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