Cabbie’s Curios: Gormley’s Reflection

If you ever find yourself passing 350 Euston Road, keep an eye out for this eerie pair.

Anthony Gormley Reflection 2

The cast-iron figures form an art installation called Reflection which was created by London born sculptor, Anthony Gormley in 2001. Although the figure on the left appears to be reflected, it is in fact a separate effigy located inside the building.

Anthony Gormley Reflection1

Judging by the position of the scuff marks on the outdoor figure, it would appear that passers-by can’t resist giving him a cheeky pat on the bottom…

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The artwork had a twin- Reflection II– which can be seen at the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum in Massachusetts, USA.

6 responses

  1. I always enjoy ‘spotting a Gormley.’ I remember he once had a figure standing on top of the Hayward Gallery. Some passersby thought it was a real person. That was in 2007 if I recall correctly, when he had many figures on buildings in Central London. I was working for the Police, and callers used to ring to inform us that there were potential ‘jumpers’ from high places.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. There’s another Gormley in the Wellcome Collection- standing on the ceiling in the main entrance hall!

  2. Interesting as always, and puts a little meat on a puzzle I’ve had since spotting this piece whilst doing the K. Only the example I saw is on a house in Addison rd. Do you know anything about that one. Is it a copy?

    1. Hi Damian, I remember spotting that one whilst on the Knowledge too. Unfortunatley I don’t have any details on it though 😦 Would be interesting to find out.

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