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    Sale 7672

    Post War & Contemporary Art Day Sale (Afternoon)

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 302

    Antony Gormley (b. 1950)

    Home and Away

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Antony Gormley (b. 1950)
    Home and Away
    sterling silver and stainless steel dish
    1 3/8 x 8¼ x 4¾in. (3.5 x 21 x 12cm.)
    Executed in 2002, this work is number one from an edition of twelve


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    The human body in its broadest sense is Gormley's language. His meditations on its physical reality and its spiritual and philosophical dimensions are some of the best-known sculptural landmarks in the UK.

    In this tiny silver sculpture of a foetus, Gormley has isolated the moment of development where it takes on a human existence; all the basic organs in their nascent form have coalesced to become a potential human being. Interestingly, this piece is one of the few not cast from Gormley's own body or elaborated from moulds of it: he modelled in clay his own imagined prenatal features.

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    Provenance

    This work has kindly been donated by the artist.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE RUWENZORI SCULPTURE FOUNDATION