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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Fri 15 May 1998 09:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestAntony Gormley

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