Antony Gormley - Finding Inspiration in Human Body

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October 31, 2016

Another Turner Prize winner, Antony Gormley is a British sculptor whose fortune is now estimated at $50 million. His sculptures are almost always figures, more often than not based on casts of his own body. Gormley's most famous works include Event Horizon (a project consisting of 31 life-size male bodies installed separately in Rio, Sao Paulo, NYC, and London), Another Place (100 cast iron sculptures of the artist's own body installed at Crosby Beach), and the monumental installation Angel of the North near Gateshead. The small-scale replica of the latter sold at auction for approximately $6 million in 2011.

Featured image: Antony Gormley - Event Horizon, 2012 - Courtesy of the artist