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Antony Gormley
B. 1950
lead, fibreglass and air
185 by 100 by 60 cm. 72 7/8 by 39 3/8 by 23 5/8 in.
Executed in 1994.
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Private Collection, Europe


Michael Mack, Ed., Antony Gormley, Göttingen 2007, p. 514, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

"Scale is one of my last lead body case works and like Lost Subject attempts the closest possible capturing of a lived moment of time. The title refers both to ‘lifescale’ and the balanced scale formerly used to determine the weight of objects. I think of the work as an evocation of internal balance: the materialised equivalent of a balanced state."

Antony Gormley, 2018 

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