Shelter, 2023


Photo-polymer gravure on Velin arches Blanc 270 gsm paper

8.46 x 7.48 in

21.5 x 19.0 cm

Edition of 100

This work is signed and numbered by the artist, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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8.46 x 7.48 in

21.5 x 19.0 cm

Edition of 100


    About The Work

    *This edition is limited to one per customer*

    Liverpool Biennial is delighted to announce the release of ‘Shelter’, a limited edition print by Sir Antony Gormley for its 25th Anniversary. Sir Antony’s ‘Another Place’ was the first edition to launch our limited editions back in 2013, and his iconic legacy commission ‘Another Place’ (2005) on Crosby Beach continues to attract thousands of visitors each year.

    Sir Antony explains:

    “For me, drawing is an oracular process: tuning into the behaviour of substances as much as to the behaviour of the unconscious, like reading images in tea leaves. It is an open and fluid process in which medium and imagery intertwine to evoke rather than describe form and feeling.

    In some senses these kinds of drawings make themselves: I am simply a witness, or instigator. They come about by flooding the paper with water and then, with a fully saturated Chinese brush, allowing its touch to spread pigment. The interpenetration of mineral and water happens in time and is dependent on season and temperature as much as my will or ability.

    The original drawing for Shelter was made in my studio in Norfolk, a place of long horizons interrupted by stands of ash, beech, and oak, often overtaken by ivy, rambling rose, and hawthorn. Out of the studio window you see the weather coming across open fields – light, water, and solid merge and blur.

    In Shelter the spreading fields of pigment evoke a form that is both landscape and body crouching close to the ground. The dark, deep pool suggests the infinite space of thought and feeling that we find inside the body: a space of imagination and potential.”

    About Antony Gormley

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    • The black border on the image has been digitally added to highlight the deckled edges of the paper.

    • Sheet size: 21.5 x 19.0 cm | Plate size 9.5 x 7.0 cm
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    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
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