T04875 Space 1986
Oil and charcoal on wove paper 1366 × 1016 (53 3/4 × 40)
Inscribed ‘Antony Gormley '86’ on back b.r.
Purchased from Victoria Miro Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1986
Exh: Antony Gormley, Victoria Miro Gallery, Feb.–March 1986 (no cat.); Natural Order: Recent European Sculpture from the Tate's Collection, Tate Gallery Liverpool, July 1992–Jan. 1993 (no number, repr. p.7)
‘Space’ is a drawing that may be read figuratively, as an extremely simplified standing figure, or as an abstract, cross-like configuration. The ‘figure’ has an elongated neck, outstretched arms and legs but no head, hands or feet. The central shape is the image that was left by the unpainted area when the ground surrounding it was painted…