Antony Gormley: Learning to Be
This book is published on the occasion of a comprehensive exhibition of works by the British sculptor Antony Gormley (b. 1950 in London). The central theme of his artistic work is the body and its relationship to space. Starting with his own body, the artist presents works in various positions: They crouch, hang, or expand into the space, lean against the wall, or lie on the floor. Gormley’s preferred working materials include lead, iron, and steel.
Antony Gormley. Learning to Be provides an overview of the artist’s oeuvre. It presents roughly thirty sculptures, works on paper, sketchbooks, and installations from the Schaufler Collection and the artist’s studio, as well as several works from international lenders, and ranges from Gormley’s early, partly experimental origins to his most recent works.