Saturday, 5 July 2008

Angel’s smaller sister makes £2.28m at Sotheby’s auction.

A 6.5 ft model of The Angel of the North has sold for £2.28 in Sotheby’s on Tuesday.
This version of Anthony Gormley’s 65ft original was one of five that he created from a cast of his own body.

The Angel of the North design was chosen by Gateshead Council from a shortlist of international artists in 1994. It took four years to build and install beside the A1 and has its tenth anniversary this year. It has a wingspan of 177ft (54m) - wider than a Boeing 767’s - compared with 16ft for the small statue.

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