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Antony Gormley

Sue Lawley's castaway is sculptor Antony Gormley.

"Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the sculptor Antony Gormley.

His Angel of the North towers over the A1 just outside Gateshead. Elsewhere, his figures stand buried in sand at the mouth of an estuary, or hang from the ceiling of an American jailhouse. In 1994 he won the Turner Prize for his works called Field - thousands of small clay creatures, crafted by people from around the world. Another sculpture, Bed, he created from a mattress made from thousands of slices of bread - and then ATE his own body shape over several weeks.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Raga Jaijaiwanti by Hariprasad Chaurasia and Dilshad Khan
Book: Principle of Hope by Ernst Bloch
Luxury: Snorkel and mask

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45 minutes

Music Played

  • The Beatles

    Happiness Is A Warm Gun

    • The Beatles (White Album).
    • Parlophone.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Hariprasad Chaurasia and Dilshad Khan

      Raga Jaijaiwanti

      • Night Ragas.
      • Decca.
  • Lou Reed

    Walk On The Wild Side

    • 25 Years of Rock n Roll: 1973.
    • Connoisseur Collection.
  • Iwao Yonetani

    Tokachi Umauta

    • Kettei-Ban Shakuhachi-Min’yo.
    • King Records.
  • Gilberto Gil

    So Chamei Porque te Amo (I Just Called To Say I Love You)

    • A Gente Precisa Ver O Luar.
    • WEA.
  • Martin Hayes

    The Brown Coffin

    • Martin Hayes.
    • Green Linnet.
  • Chris Isaak

    Wicked Game

    • Wicked Game.
    • Reprise.
  • David Bowie

    Starman

    • Ziggy Stardust.
    • EMI.
  • Book Choice

    • Principle of Hope - Ernst Bloch

  • Luxury Choice

    • Snorkel and mask

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Antony Gormley

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