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Bed (1981)

Antony Gormley

bread and parafin wax on aluminium panels

Tate, London, Liverpool and St Ives

Bed (1981)

© the artist Photo credit: Tate





Bread, Wax


86 x 66 x 11 cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1981

Ownership history:

Purchased from the artist by Alan Bowness (1928-2021) for the Contemporary Art Society, 22 October 1981; presented to Tate, 1981; returned to artist for restoration, 12 April 1983, and exchanged for Fruits of the Earth (1978/79) and Natural Selection, 1981 (T03681); by whom gifted to Tate, 1995

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