Warming Steel Bodies

As we put the finishing touches on the Antony Gormley: Drawing Space exhibition yesterday, we heard that two of Gormley’s sculptures on Crosby Beach in Merseyside had been covered in cozy outfits by a New York-based knitwear artist.

Images of Gormley's sculpture adorned with knitwear, the Phillips and Looped hand-knit valentine to Dupont, and a sculpture from the current Gormley exhibition at the Phillips

(Left) Colourful outfits adorn Antony Gormley's sculptures on Crosby Beach (Middle) The Phillips and Looped send a hand-knit valentine to the Dupont neighborhood. Photo: Charles Mahorney (Right) One of Gormley's sculptures in the Phillips's summer exhibition: Antony Gormley, Clasp II, 2010. Steel, 75 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, D.C. © Antony Gormley. Image courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. Photo: Stephen White, London.

Ring any bells? In February, the Phillips and Looped Yarn Works covered the Dupont neighborhood in hand-knit and crocheted hearts. Unlike these outdoor works, the sculptures on view in the Phillips won’t need any help staying warm this summer.

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