March 24 (Bloomberg) — Naked men loom from rooftop and ledge, disturbing pedestrians in lower Manhattan, where British artist Antony Gormley inaugurated his “Event Horizon” installation yesterday.
The 31 life-size figures are almost identical in appearance though they differ in material and weight. The four made of cast iron weigh 1,433 pounds each and the rest in fiberglass weigh 66 pounds each. They were made from body casts of the artist.
“They are tiny little things given the total complexity of the city,” said Gormley, 59, in an interview yesterday, a small thing himself from the perspective of his creations atop the Flatiron building and the Madison Avenue building
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