Antony Gormley

DOUBLE BODYCASE WORKS IN LEAD AND CAST IRON, 1987 - 1989

Within the body there is a doubling of many of the organs: two sides of the brain, two eyeballs, two ears, two lungs, two testicles, two kidneys, two hands, two legs. I wanted to make single sculptures that extend this mirroring to two complete bodies conjoined.

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH faces outwards. VISION is the opposite, with the bodies not simply facing but merging with one another's inner space.

PRESENT TIME and BEARING problematise this doubling into a vertical structure that evokes the tension between thought and action, sexuality and death.

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VISION

VISION, 1987
Lead, fibreglass and air
50 x 80 x 95 cm

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, 1987
Lead, fibreglass, plaster, air
50 x 205 x 55 cm

GROWTH

GROWTH, 1987
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air
60 x 80 x 62 cm

HOLDING ONTO THE FUTURE

HOLDING ONTO THE FUTURE, 1987
Cast iron and air
74 x 174 x 87 cm

DAWN

DAWN, 1988
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air
65 x 194 x 210 cm

PRESENT TIME

PRESENT TIME, 1987
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air
342 x 192 x 35 cm
Collection of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

FOLD

FOLD, 1988
Lead, fibreglass and air
71 x 85 x 104 cm

LANDING II

LANDING II, 1988
Lead, fibreglass and air
56 x 212 x 56 cm

FOLD II

FOLD II, 1988
Cast iron and air
68 x 103 x 85 cm

BEARING I

BEARING I, 1987
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air
245 x 98 x 83 cm
Berardo Collection, Lisbon, Portugal

BEARING II

BEARING II, 1995
Cast iron
245 x 98 x 83 cm

BEARING III

BEARING III, 1995
Cast iron, 245 x 98 x 83cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

PRESENT TIME

PRESENT TIME, 2001
Cast iron
342 x 192 x 35 cm
Long term loan, installation view, Mansfield College, Oxford, England
Photograph by Keiko Ikeuchi

BEFORE, 2002

BEFORE, 2002
Cast iron
194 x 46 x 64 cm

BEFORE TWO

BEFORE TWO, 2004
Cast iron
181 x 45 x 111 cm