Antony Gormley

Bodies In Space , 2017

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Lot 32
Blood on paper
19.3 x 13.0 cm (7.6 x 5.1 in)
Signed and dated on verso


This work ships from London, GB.


Gormley has been exploring using his bodily fluids as a medium since the mid-1980s. To Gormley, blood and semen are life materials which, in their giving, imply sacrifice. In the transfer of such particularly resonant fluids, the drawing becomes the site of new life, possibility and energy.

About Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley (English, b. 1950) is an English sculptor known for his monumental works and public commissions. Gormley’s pieces, modeled after the artist himself, often explore the human form. Despite his work’s symbolic propensity, his figures usually possess very literal implications. These sculptures explore a unifying human condition and experience as they define a particular body in a particular space at a particular time. In 1994, Gormley won a Turner prize for 'Field for the British Isles' (1993).