The Antony Gormley edition launched last week to support mental health charities and food banks
Coinciding with UK Mental Health Awareness Week, White Cube
and Antony Gormley released Together (2020), a charity edition of 250, priced at GBP 2,000 each.
All of the proceeds will go to three charities supporting people suffering the physical, financial and emotional consequences of the lockdown: One to One Project, The Trussell Trust, and Together for Mental Wellbeing.
Antony Gormleys remarkable drawings are more about the feeling of being inside the body than its appearance from outside. They express physical and spiritual experiences of what it is like to be a human being in the world, with fear and loneliness as well as joy and sharing.
Together is an image of community at a time when we are all experiencing isolation, and a representation of the reunions with loved ones that we all fervently hope may soon be possible.
From the artist:
I made this image to support some of the charities doing heroic work during this pandemic, helping people in both body and mind.
These open silhouettes suggest human spaces in space. They touch each other the touch of others, so important to us, is denied during this time of isolation. This work was made as a single puddle of coffee. It runs through the bodies and, like blood, pools, coagulates and dries.
This time of enforced isolation has also been one of inspired and connected care: unity in separateness. Through the web from Torquay to Taipei we have become one mind, committed to each others well-being. Never before has the collective body of humankind been so conscious of its collective wellbeing. What we share through digital technology we can also feel through our common embodiment.
We are part of a united system of life, we are together.