Howay man, it's the Angel of the North Necklace!

Howay man, it's the Angel of the North Necklace!

Charlotte Prichard, 13 October 2019

Iron, steel, seawater, hand-beaten lead and clay... Late September this year saw British sculpture artist Anthony Gormley take over the Royal Academy of Arts’ Main Galleries, with his organic, industrial, and elemental-based pieces exploring the light and scale of the space. 

With Gormley’s striking works firmly at the forefront of every art lover’s mind, we thought it was high time we shone the spotlight on one of our favorite collaborations to wing its way out of the Tatty Devine studio in the last 20 years… Without further ado, meet the Angel of the North Necklace.

 

 

Inspired by Gormley’s iconic sculpture of the same name and commissioned by our canny friends at BALTIC Gallery to celebrate to the statue’s 10th anniversary, the Angel of the North Necklace can be found in jewellery boxes and adorning the necks of architecture fans worldwide. We scaled down the 200 tonne Gateshead icon and given it a Tatty Devine twist, its towering structure now recreated in shining graphite mirror acrylic, laser-cut and etched to recreate the rivets on its steel form. Psst, we even once released a numbered and limited edition colour-way in shimmering bronze mirror acrylic. Now that’s what you call fine art!

 

 

To celebrate 20 years of Tatty Devine, we've brought back this striking piece just for you! Unlike Gormley’s stoic cast-iron figures that adorn the windswept sands of Crosby Beach, Merseyside, this laser cut and etched piece should be kept away from water, tucked in its Tatty Devine box at night and worn with aplomb. Fancy picking up a piece of architectural history? Click here to shop and or pop into our Brick Lane and Monmouth Street stores now!

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