‘End of the road’ for Antony Gormley sculpture toppled for second time

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A cast iron sculpture by Antony Gormley on a rocky beach battered by the elements is unlikely to be reinstated after falling over for a second time.

The two-metre tall figure was installed at a remote beauty spot in Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset, in the summer to mark the Landmark Trust's 50th anniversary.

But the Landmark Trust said the life-size statue had reached the "end of the road" after it was found lying broken on its side on Boxing Day.

It is the second time it has been knocked over by storms in four months.

In September the statue and its heavy stone base, weighing more than a tonne, were blown over by strong winds and heavy seas.

It took engineers two weeks to re-erect it but Gormley welcomed its downfall as proof of it's "dynamic relationship with the forces of nature".

"On Christmas Eve, the Gormley sculpture at Kimmeridge Bay again succumbed to persistent heavy seas, this time presumably hit by a boulder hurled off the beach by the force of the storm."

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