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Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley's world tour continues: this stop, the Alps

hHgh on a hill was a lonely Gormley, layee odl, layee odl, lay-ee-o... As Maria might have trilled had she spotted the solitary, watchful figure, his feet planted firmly in grass and edelweiss, his gaze directed balefully out over the snowy peaks of the Alps. In fact, this Gormley is far from lonely. He's one of 100 identical figures, cropping up across the mountains of Vorarlberg in west Austria, like so many cast-iron von Trapps.

The Diary: Antony Gormley; Rambert Dance Company; Coronation Street;

Having populated the Austrian Alps with 100 of his standing figures this summer, Antony Gormley is going super-size for his next work, which will be even taller (by five metres) than The Angel of the North. The 25m-high, 60-ton new work, Exposure, will be unveiled in September and is currently being erected on a polder 60km to the east of Amsterdam.

Antony Gormley: The site is a real challenge to artists

To use an archaic device of elevation (both of value and physical height) for the display of contemporary sculpture in the context of a collectively occupied and politically charged square at the centre of London is a wonderfully risky business, but one well worth the biscuit.

The good, the bad and the naked of London's Plinth

From the man in the skin-tight yellow Morph suit to the existential humanitarian who did absolutely nothing, 2,400 people have now climbed the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square to take part in Antony Gormley's artwork.

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Sculptors go to war with Boris

Leading figures from the arts world criticised Boris Johnson, the new Mayor of London, and said he would be forced into an embarrassing climbdown over his pledge to scrap the competition for a temporary work of art to be placed on the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square every 18 months.