Antony Gormley - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale Hong Kong Saturday, May 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galleria Continua, Beijing
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Beijing, Galleria Continua, HOST, 19 March - 20 August 2016, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Music and architecture - one stable and inhabitable, the other mobile and inhabiting the listener - both provide temporal structures experienceable in time. I want to engage the openness of music and the stability of architecture, the interpenetrations of rhythm, volume, timbre and pitch to work directly on the embodied mind of anyone who encounters these Open Blockworks and encourage them to move around the sculpture’s stillness.

    Mass and space, light and dark, line and volume are all at play. The work is a score to be read by the body.

    The challenge is to encourage a re-habitation of spacetime, to engage the body in a proprioceptive re-birthing of its own mature being. These sculptures are not idealisations but instruments against which life can register itself.

    - Antony Gormley, April 2019

    Phillips would like to thank Antony Gormley for his contribution to this essay.



4 mm Corten steel
191.5 x 43 x 29.5 cm. (75 3/8 x 16 7/8 x 11 5/8 in.)
Executed in 2014.

HK$3,000,000 - 5,000,000 

Sold for HK$3,750,000

Contact Specialist

Isaure de Viel Castel
Head of Department, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 May 2019