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Places To Be – Antony Gormley

‘Places To Be” is an Antony Gormley piece consisting of three standing male figures. The piece was the artist’s first public commission. The figures’ fiberglass moulds were taken directly from the artist’s own body with a skin of lead being fashioned over the top.   The lead sur
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Rise, Antony Gormley

This sculpture is comprised of a fibreglass core with a lead sheet coating and dates to 1983-1984. Upon arrival in our studio the lead skin of the figure had multiple holes filled with white corrosion products. After discussing the various treatment options with the artist the initial
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A Case for an Angel, Antony Gormley, Private owner

Antony Gormley’s piece, ‘Case for an Angel’ had been stored for several years in a timber case, and organic acids given off by the wood had caused lead acetate corrosion. In places, the corrosion pitting had penetrated the thin lead skin of the sculpture. The sculpture was to be inclu
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Holding onto the Future, Antony Gormley, Private owner

Antony Gormley’s intention had been to allow this cast iron sculpture to form a natural patina of rich red and orange rust. However at some point the sculpture had been painted with a thick, shiney black paint. When it was delivered to Hall Conservation Ltd’s studio it was
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Untitled (Listening), Antony Gormley, Maygrove Peace Park, London

The conservators of Hall Conservation Ltd have developed a good working relationship with Antony Gormley over the last decade, and it is our practice, when his sculptures have suffered damage, to discuss the restoration options with him and agree the most appropriate treatments. In th
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Sick, Antony Gormley, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Antony Gormley’s piece, ‘Sick’ had been in storage in a timber crate in what was discovered to be a leaking store in Dublin. On opening the case prior to an exhibition, the curators discovered that it was covered with a layer of lead corrosion, due to a combination of damp
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