Statuephilia

Contemporary sculptors at the British Museum.

4 October 2008 – 25 January 2009. Admission free.

Case for an Angel I, Antony Gormley

 

Antony Gormley speaks of how the British Museum has been the foundation of what sculpture means to him. Neil MacGregor (Director of the British Museum) reflects on how Gormley's work and countless examples in the Museum's sculpture collection, one of the greatest in the world, have the aspiration to be much more than just human.

Produced by ZCZ Films

Inspired by the Museum's collection


Assyrian winged bull

Assyrian winged bull

One of a pair of colossal human-headed winged bulls.

 

Bust of Ramesses

Bust of Ramesses

Weighing 7.25 tons, this fragment was cut from a single block of two-coloured granite.

Case for an Angel I, Antony Gormley

Case for an Angel I, Antony Gormley

Gormley on the British Museum as the foundation of sculpture.

Cornucopia, Damien Hirst

Cornucopia, Damien Hirst

Hirst on the symbolism of the skull and its relevance across cultures.

Mask II, Ron Mueck

Mask II, Ron Mueck

On Mueck's large scale sculpture, displayed next to the Easter Island statue.

Dark Stuff, Noble and Webster

Dark Stuff, Noble and Webster

Noble and Webster's twist on the mummification of animals.

Siren, Marc Quinn

Siren, Marc Quinn

Marc Quinn reveals his latest piece, inspired by ancient Greek sculpture.

 

 

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