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Whispering Gallery

By DT

New frontiers are being explored and settled across the Asia-Pacific region. London’s Antony Gormley was the talk of Sydney when his 12.6-meter-tall steel sculpture Firmament debuted at Anna Schwartz Gallery in May. It is expected that the reclining self-portrait has found a new home with a Sydney Harbour property developer. But not all of Gormley’s sculptures are coveted in Australia. The artist’s iron-alloy figures at the remote Lake Ballard site have been continually destroyed since 2002, and though the environment is wickedly harsh on the expansive salt lake, it is rumored that the…

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