Antony Gormley - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Sunday, November 25, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    White Cube, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    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.



inscribed with artist’s signature on the underside
cast iron
5.5 x 36.4 x 9.6 cm. (2 1/8 x 14 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2010.

HK$800,000 - 1,200,000 

Sold for HK$750,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2018