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Natural Selection (24 units) (1981)

Antony Gormley

metal, wood, glass, plastic and food

Tate, London, Liverpool and St Ives

Natural Selection (24 units) (1981)

© the artist Photo credit: Tate





Metal, Food, Plastic, Wood, Glass, Bread, Wax

Physical Object Description:

Twenty-four objects [ball, melon, ball of string, coconut, bottle, marrow, pestle, parsnip, glue brush, pear, light bulb, lemon, grenade, goose egg, plumb bob, cucumber, bradawl, courgette, vibrator, banana, chisel, carrot, pencil, pea] encased in lead


196 x 15 x 15 cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1983

Ownership history:

Purchased from the artist by Sir Alan Bowness (1928-2021) for the Contemporary Art Society, along with 'Fruits of the Earth', in exchange for 'Bed' (T06984), 1983; presented to Tate, June 1983

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