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The reviled new town of Cumbernauld pins hopes on giant sculpture costing £250,000
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.
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.
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.
Antony Gormley's 1995 installation 'Critical Mass' is now on display on the roof of the De La Warr Pavilion.
With so much to occupy the senses at ground level in New York City, it's all too easy not to look up. But cast your eyes above the crowded pavements and mirrored office windows surrounding Madison Square Park and you soon begin to spot them.
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.
A British grandmother on death row in the US is today sending out a message via Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth today.
A giant white horse was announced today as a new £2 million public art commission in south-east England dubbed the "Angel of the South".
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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.
An exhibition of Antony Gormley sculptures in the gardens of Chatsworth House has been scrapped after ecologists claimed it could damage rare fungi in the stately home's lawns.
Antony Gormley made his name as the creator of grand sculptures with his monumental Angel of the North. So it may surprise many artists attempting to emulate his success to hear that he has condemned the current crop of modern public artworks across the UK as "crap".