A product of Cambridge University and known for his Angel gazing over Newcastle, Antony Gormley is not necessarily the most obvious choice to have a bronze nude sculpture, supposedly a ‘self-sculpture’, perched on top of Blackwell’s Art & Poster Shop at Exeter College.
An anonymous benefactor donated the half a ton statue by the prolific Gormley in 2009. Many fail to notice it as they pass by. Others phone the police with regard to a potential suicide attempt. Whilst playful students have been known to address his privacy.
Take a look up if you’ve not seen it before when next in Broad Street. Would you be prepared to show off all your bits on a chilly roof top?