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© courtesy of the artist and Jay Jopling / White Cube. Photo credit: Alan Greenwell / Art UK

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One hundred identical life-size cast iron figures, modelled on Antony Gormley's body, stand up straight, looking out to sea. They are dispersed along 3km of Crosby beach and 1km into the sea so that some are partially submerged, depending on the tide. Antony Gormley said:- 'In this work, human life is tested against planetary time. This sculpture... places the industrially reproduced body of a middle-aged man, trying to remain standing and trying to breathe, facing a horizon busy with ships, moving materials... around the planet.'

Date

2005

Medium

cast iron

Measurements

H 188 x W 40 x D 30 cm (E)

Accession number

L23_AG_S055

Acquisition method

purchased by South Sefton Development Trust

Work type

Statue

Owner

Sefton Council

Custodian

Sefton Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

not listed

Access

at all times

Access note

car parking by shore along Mariners Road


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Located at

Crosby beach, Crosby

L23 6SX

On Crosby Beach. Figures are spread out along 3km of beach and1km into the sea.