Antony Gormley

THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII: DECADENCE, APOCALYPSE AND RESURRECTION, GETTY VILLA, MALIBU, CALIFORNIA, USA, 2012 - 2013

12 September 2012 - 07 January 2013

THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII explored the continuing fascination with Pompeii through three themes: decadence, apocalypse, and resurrection. This exhibition sought to document how, since the rediscovery of the site in the early 1700s, four centuries of leading artists - from Piranesi, Fragonard, Ingres, and Alma-Tadema to Duchamp, Dalí, Rothko, Warhol, and Gormley - have been inspired to re-imagine it in diverse media, including paintings, prints, sculpture photographs, and film. Among the works on display was Antony Gormley's UNTITLED (2002). 

UNTITLED, 2002

UNTITLED, 2002
25 x 25 x 50 mm mild steel blocks
45 x 189 x 53 cm
Courtesy of the Getty Villa, Malibu, California
Installation view, Getty Villa, Malibu, California, USA, 2012

UNTITLED, 2002

UNTITLED, 2002
25 x 25 x 50 mm mild steel blocks
45 x 189 x 53 cm
Courtesy of the Getty Villa, Malibu, California
Installation view, Getty Villa, Malibu, California, USA, 2012