In the summer of 2009 artist Antony Gormley, previously best known for his iconic Angel of the North, created One & Other, a portrait of contemporary Britain. Across 100 days, 2,400 volunteers are spending an hour doing whatever they wish on the empty plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square. The artwork has immediately attracted debate, derision, controversy and an enthusiastic following.
The Art of Antony Gormley features the documentary Antony Gormley & the 4th Plinth, produced for Sky Arts, which reveals the background to this living monument and explores its origins in the sculptor's beautiful and mysterious art. Works created across more than two decades were filmed in HD for this visually sumptuous and thought-provoking documentary.
The DVD also includes exclusive short films with Antony Gormley speaking about six of his major works: Angel of the North, Field, Allotment, Domain Field, Blind Light and Event Horizon.
The Art of ... is a series of major documentaries exploring the lives and works of some of the most exceptional and influential 20th Century artists. In each case, the artworks are accompanied by a specially recorded soundtrack drawn solely from the artist's interviews, letters and writings.