Antony Gormley - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Monday, June 29, 2015 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

  • Exhibited

    Melbourne, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Antony Gormley: MEMES, 17 March-23 April 2011

  • Literature

    Renata Saleci, exh. cat., Antony Gormley: MEMES, Melbourne: Anna Schwartz Gallery, 2011

  • 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.



cast iron
36.8 x 9.1 x 6.3 cm (14 1/2 x 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
Impressed with the artist's initials, number and date 'AMDG 1199 2011' on the underside of the feet.

£30,000 - 50,000 ‡♠

Sold for £92,500

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 30 June 2015 2pm