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“The lean makes it?”
Review of Iron Man

Iron Man
Ranked #110 of 289 things to do in Birmingham
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Owner description: Standing almost twenty feet high, this metal sculpture erected in 1993 depicts a stylized human figure bound like a mummy and leaning slightly to one side.
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Being a fan of a number of Mr Gormley's works (most particularly The Angel..., Another Place and Event Horizon-London) this was quite likely to hit the spot albeit I think it is the angle that takes it away from the ordinary.

Thank V E D
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

It's a Gormley, so you pretty much know what you're going to get, but I rather fear that this is somewhat at the production-line end of Anthony's creations rather than anything particularly out of the ordinary. It leans, doubtless for deep artistic and philosophic reasons, but I'm blowed if I can work out what they might be. Is it art? I leave that to you. Is there better sculputure on Victoria Square? in my opinion, yes. Would I have commissioned it? No.

Thank JeremyPC
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

A fab piece of art referring back to our industrial heritage. He makes people stop and still causes debate. Accessible and interesting and as a brummie am very proud of him

Thank Traceya49
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

The iron man has been slowly rusting away for many years now. The sculpture was put there at an angle which does draw the viewer in to look at it. Even now years on you do see people posing with the statue, so love it or hate it Gormley succeeded in making the art interesting and accessible to all. I quite like it and I like the way the artist has just let it rust over time creating an interesting effect. If you are in Birmingham city centre it's worth a trip to Victoria Square to see the art, the museum and surrounding architecture.

Thank H H
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Was okay - rusty but perhaps thats as its supposed to be - its just there!! Love Fluzy in the Jaccuzi though

Thank alemap14
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