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Antony Gormley
B. 1950
PORE
cast iron
91 by 62 by 71 cm. 35 3/4 by 24 1/2 by 28 in.
Executed in 2002, this work is number 4 from an edition of 5.
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Provenance

White Cube, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Gambier, Ohio, Kenyon College, Gund Gallery, Gund Gallery Collection, on permanent display (number 2 from the edition exhibited)

Catalogue Note

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.

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