Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Gormley's Chair

If you crave publicity and have money to burn, Antony Gormley is your man. UK charity English Pen commissioned Gormley to create this rusty iron chair to mark its 90th anniversary. Witness (2011) now clutters up the piazza in front of the British Library, unveiled yesterday. An empty chair has symbolic importance to English Pen. At its annual conference it represents a writer who is unable to attend because he or she has been imprisoned, threatened or killed (title link).


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