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  • Provenance

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg

  • Exhibited

    Gateshead, BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art, Antony Gormley: Domain Field, May 17 - August 25, 2003; Winchester, The Great Hall, Domain Field, February 6 - March 23, 2004

  • Literature

    BALTIC, Domain Field, Gateshead, 2003, n.p.; M. Mack, ed., Antony Gormley, Gottingen, 2007, p. 528 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    With his series of Domain works, Antony Gormley has represented and reconfigured the human body through a specific artistic language in which he explores the figure as form – a constructed shape, exposed to both light and space. With this work, Gormley illustrates the body as a sculptural entity, comprised through various lengths of welded steel rods. They appear as if floating, providing the shape of the human body with the sense of weightlessness, despite the industrial material Gormley chooses to use. The body becomes an open matrix, where the viewer is completely aware of the human presence, but also simultaneously its absence.

    "The Domains, as Gormley says, are a kind of drawing in space. Although they are clearly three-dimensional...a body has been built up using lines as its constituents, hatched just as in the practice of drawing, creating and dispersing volumes with nothing more than the steel rods that always point to their own density as lines." (Taken from www.whitecube.com)

    It seems that Gormley’s fascination with the human body and his way of creating the human form as a constellation reveals itself as a culmination of thoughts, concepts, and ideas that come together in his Domain works. They are in a sense the essence of Gormley’s metal bodies – bodies, which through their appearance always seem to be in a state of becoming.

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Domain XXXIII

2003
Welded steel.
74 x 26 x 13 in. (188 x 66 x 33 cm).

Estimate
£70,000 - 90,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £180,000

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm
London