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    Sale 11798

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    30 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 133

    Antony Gormley (b. 1950)

    Meme LXXXIV

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    Antony Gormley (b. 1950)
    Meme LXXXIV
    incised with the artist's initials, number and date 'AMDG 1148 2010' (on the reverse)
    cast iron
    3 7/8 x 10 ¼ x 6 ¼in. (9.8 x 26 x 16cm.)
    Executed in 2010


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    ‘A MEME is a cultural analogue to a gene: forms that are transmitted in thought or behaviour from one body to another, responding to conditional environments, self-replicating and capable of mutation.

    Using the miniature or model to allow the totality of a body to be seen at once, the MEMES replace anatomy with the formal language of architecture and construct volumes that articulate a range of 33 body postures.

    These small solid iron works use a geometric formal language of 27 blocks 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’

    (A. Gormley)

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
    VAT rate of 20% is payable on hammer price and buyer's premium


    Provenance

    White Cube.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


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