Gormley / Lehmbruck (Bilingual editon)

Calling on the Body



ISBN: 9783775754071 Category:


Internationally renowned as one of the most significant and influential sculptors working today, Gormley has long expressed his admiration and interest in the works of German sculptor Wilhelm Lehmbruck for their inwardness, sense of poise and calm, and their reflexive potential. Calling on the Body has been conceived as a dialog between the two artists, showcasing key works created almost a century apart. It includes a selection of works spanning the breadth of Gormley’s practice: from his seminal early lead works, to Drift VI, a seemingly weightless bundle of nothing, abandoning mass and dissolving surface, and his more recent Slabwork series that despite its abstraction conveys a sense of vulnerability and exposure. This richly illustrated catalogue illuminates Gormley’s working process and his models. A conversation with the artist offers insights into his way of thinking and working as well as the value of sculpture in our society.

Additional information

Weight 1554 g
Dimensions 24.6 x 28.7 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 13 April 2023
Number of pages 160
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Söke Dinkla, Ronja Friedrichs, and Jon Wood
Dimensions 24.6 x 28.7 cm
Weight 1554 g


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ANTONY GORMLEY (*1950, London) is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that address fundamental questions of where human beings stand in relation to nature and the cosmos. His most prominent works include the Angel of the North, a monumental public sculpture in Gateshead, and Another Place, 100 life-sized figures, first exhibited on the beach of Cuxhaven. Gormley was awarded numerous prizes, among them the Turner Prize in 1994, and was made a knight in 2014.