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Randolph Rogersí 1876 statue of statesman William Seward (1801-1872) in Madison Square Park
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by Charlie Finch

A sunny spring Sunday morning was the perfect chance to check out Antony Gormley's extraordinary installation of sculptures, from earth to sky, based on mummified casts of his own body, at Madison Square Park. Getting out of a cab, I spotted a man standing rigid, the back of his head ramrod straight, but he wasn't a sculpture, only a man. These glorious valences of perception and perspective grow as one searches for the Gormley men.


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