Antony Gormley (b. 1950)
cast iron
75½ x 20 7/8 x 13¾ in. (192 x 53 x 35 cm.)
Executed in 1997.
White Cube, London

Lot Essay

"I like the idea of a 'standard' body, but what I hope I've done is to completely remove the problem of the subject. I have a subject, which is life, within my own body. But in working with that I hope that it isn't just a 'standard' body: it is actually a particular one which becomes standardized by the processWhat I'm doing is realizing, materializing perhaps for the first time, the space within the body. It's certainly a very difficult thing to communicate, but it's to do with meditationIt has a lot to do with breath" (A. Gormley as quoted by E. H. Gombrich, "E. H. Gombrich in conversation with Antony Gormley," Antony Gormley, London, 1995, p. 10).

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