Lot 123
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ANTONY GORMLEY | MEME CLI

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 GBP
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Description

  • Antony Gormley
  • MEME CLI
  • stamped with the artist's initials, dated 2009 and numbered on the underside
  • cast iron
  • 33.5 by 9.5 by 10.4 cm. 13 1/2 by 3 5/8 by 4 1/8 in.

Provenance

Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"A 'meme' is a cultural analogue to a gene. A form that is transmitted in thought or behaviour from one body to another, responding to conditional environments, self-replicating and capable of mutation. The miniature or the model allows the totality of a body to be seen at once. These small solid iron works use the formal language of architecture to replace anatomy and construct volumes to articulate a range of 33 body postures. The ambition is to make intelligible forms that form an abstract lexicon of body-posture but which nevertheless carry the invitation of empathy and the transmission of states of mind."
Antony Gormley

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