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Manchester Art Gallery in 2009 acquired on of Antony Gormley’s sculptures and its made a steel rings. The artwork is suspended above a staircase, inside is a heart and the open rings allow light and air to pass freely through it, the piece was bought with a £80,000 art grant by the Art Fund. The life size figure is based on Gormley’s own body like many of his other works and this piece is a life sized sculpture.

Manchester art gallery sculpture artwork Filter Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley’s sculpture called Filter (2002) can be seen in Manchester Art Gallery

Antony Gormley, OBE, is an English sculptor who is best known for the famous ‘Angel of the North’ in Gateshead and also ‘Another Beach’ that can be found on Crobsy Beach facing the sea. His career began in 1981 with a solo exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, from there he has gone on to win a number of awards for his work, with his most honourable being a knighthood in 2014 for his services to the arts. In 2011 Gormley’s maquette of the Angel of the North sold for over £3 million.

Manchester art gallery sculpture artwork Filter Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley’s sculpture called Filter (2002) can be seen in Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery is a public owned art gallery in the city centre, it is free to enter and opens every day of the week, in 2014 over half a million people had visited that art gallery that is home to not only national artwork but international pieces too, making a total of around 250,000 objects, some of the artwork included is around 2000 oil painting, 3000 watercolours and drawings, 250 sculptures (including Filter) and many more prints and decorative art objects.

 

 

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