Object 1999 // Antony Gormley // Iron Cast
Hanging above the escalator in the National Portrait Gallery is a body. It is the body of artist Antony Gormley. Well, it is not his actual body, but a cast iron replica of Gormley. Titled Object 1999, visitors come face to face with this work as they ascend to the floor above.
Transport // Antony Gormley // 2010 // Iron Nails // 210 x 63 x 43 cm
Located in the Eastern Crypt in Canterbury Cathedral hangs an eery figure composed of nails. These are no ordinary nails. The nails used for this work of art came from the south east transept roof of the cathedral. Gormley used the Cathedral’s historic building materials to create an in situ contemporary work. The nail outline of the body hangs above Thomas Becket’s original tomb, marking this significant location for visitors.