Is it art or is it suicide?

High up on the Empire State Building a lone figure stands.  Another poor soul prepares to shuffle off their mortal coil by leaping from the ledge.  Or are they?

Art or suicide

Suicide2British sculptor Anthony Gormley’s latest piece of public art is causing a stir in New York City. Event Horizon, as it is known, consists of his trademark life-sized figures, thirty one of them in total. The only problem is that people keep mistaking them for suicide jumpers and call the police.

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3 thoughts on “Is it art or is it suicide?”

  1. At least when the figures were on exhibit in London, the elevation was low enough it was easy to tell that they were figurines and not jumpers!

  2. Pay no attention that a Yale student just recently took a header off the building not too long ago…

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