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Antony Gormley Sculpture Topples into the Sea

A cast-iron statue by Sir Antony Gormley was blown over into the water thanks to a strong storm, according to The Telegraph’s Javier Espinoza. Part of a commission entitled Land, the sculpture was produced in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the UK conservation charity Landmark Trust.

The figure was supposed to stay at its location until May 2016. It was a polarizing piece: Purbeck District Council’s planning committee’s chairman Peter Wharf said: “I think it is a bit like Marmite, people will either love it or hate it.”

Gormley had described the sculpture as “linking with a specific place and its history but also looking out towards the horizon, having a conversation with a future that hasn’t yet happened.”

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