bbbb Frieze Masters - | October 14 - 17, 2021
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ANTONY GORMLEY

‘(Skin II is) the earliest work in the show, and it's me trying to say that I don't want to make art that is about transforming something that we are encouraged to call material into something else, but to make the identity of a found thing somehow more alive, or more apparent, or more present. 

The lines on the work are similar to your fingerprint or to the stones in the Tombeau de Gavrinis in the Gulf of Morbihan, a Neolithic barrow tomb. When I saw the stones, there was a sense of recognition. Here is this object that has made its own journey through time and the elements, and I wanted to acknowledge it.’


From Antony Gormley and Jon Wood In Conversation, September 2021

"SKIN II"

1978

sandstone

51 x 76 x 38 cm

20.07 x 29.92 x 14.96 in

unique work