Thursday, 31 May 2012

BBC News - Knitwear artist kits out Antony Gormley sculptures

Antony Gormley - Another Place

Two of sculptor Antony Gormley's iron men, which normally stand on a beach wearing nothing but rust and barnacles, have been given a multi-coloured make-over by a guerrilla knitwear artist.

Part of Gormley's Another Place series, the life-size figures have been on Crosby beach in Merseyside since 2005.

The head-to-toe crocheted outfits were added by New York-based artist Olek.

"I feel that barnacles provide the best cover-up, but this is very impressive substitute!" Gormley said.

By covering them and giving them a new skin, I made them more alive”

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One figure was given a pink, purple and green crocheted jumpsuit, while the other was clad in white, grey and black.

Polish-born 34-year-old artist Agata Oleksiak, known as Olek, has previously surprised New Yorkers by giving the Wall Street bull similar treatment.

She has also covered everything from cars and grand pianos to an entire apartment and its contents in her trademark colourful crochet.

 

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1 comment:

Carol said...

That is just brilliant, one artist working over another artist's creation.
Carol xx