Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Corporate Collection, Cologne Acquired from the above by the present owner
A meniscus is a skin that carries tension: a barrier that registers the differential between two states of liquid matter. This sculpture attempts to map this liminal membrane as a nerve border, articulating inside and outside as transmissible and reconcilable through the automatic engagement of the body. The work plays with the mass of the work Feel (currently installed in the entrance of the Wellcome Collection in London), rendering it massless, transmuting it into a spatial drawing that constantly changes its density as we walk around it. The posture is of trance mixed with apprehension: here is a body as space, rendered in space, sensing space as a continuum. Antony Gormley
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly deeper in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals some light oxidation in places, as well as some small spots of burnishing and shallow and superficial scratches to some of the elements. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."