Antony Gormley - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galleri Andersson / Sandström, Stockholm
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    'Another Time is a series of one hundred sculptures identical to the hundred sculptures of Another Place. They are mutually dependent works: one that is permanently sited on Crosby Beach on the Mersey estuary in Liverpool, UK; the other, through a process of dispersion, will be found all over the world. Each work in Another Place faces out to the horizon twelve degrees south of west, while with Another Time each work finds its own orientation.
    The body forms are taken from seventeen distinct moulding times between 19th May and 10th July, 1995.
    The works acknowledge their industrial method of production. Each of the seventeen individual moments has been cast five to six times and shows the manner of its making, with traces of cling film through to the ingates of the molten metal clearly visible on the rusting surface. The works are corpographs: indexical body impressions that freeze time.
    The history of western sculpture has been concerned with movement. I wish to celebrate the still and silent nature of sculpture. The work is designed to be placed within the flow of lived time. Recently, the works have been placed high on buildings against the sky, standing outside the shelter and protection of architecture.
    The work is made from iron, a concentrated earth material found at the core of this planet, each sculpture massive: a solid body.
    The work asks where the human being sits within the scheme of things. Each work is necessarily isolated, and is an attempt to bear witness to what it is like to be alive, alone in space and time.' Antony Gormley, May 2008


Another Time XVIII

incised with the artist's initials, inscribed, numbered and dated on the underside of the right foot
cast iron
191 x 59 x 34 cm. (75 1/4 x 23 1/4 x 13 3/8 in.)
Executed in 2013, this work is number 3 from an edition of 5.

£180,000 - 250,000 ‡♠

Sold for £200,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 October 2019