Sunday, 22 October 2006

Antony Gormley Sunk?

Antony Gormley - Another Place (2005)Council officials want to remove Antony Gormley's 100 cast-iron statues of himself in the nuddy on Crosby Beach, Merseyside, UK. This isn't due to prudishness - the locals enjoy the award-winning display -, but because the statues are submerged by the sea at high tide and become a danger to ... er ... small craft, I suppose. Maybe lost U-boats? The work, entitled Another Place, has been on the beach for more than a year! So why is it suddenly unsafe? Well, it was supposed to stay until November 2006, then be transported to New York, but Gormley wants it kept where it is. He thinks it compliments the wind turbines and sewage outflows! Which way will the Council jump?


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