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New sculpture unveiled in Oxford

Antony Gormley statue
Antony Gormley's statue will overlook Broad Street

A statue by Antony Gormley, the artist behind the Angel of the North, has been unveiled in Oxford city centre.

The 7ft (2.1m) statue of a naked man was commissioned by Exeter College and has been paid for by an anonymous benefactor

Mr Gormley said the work had been inspired by his own physique.

College rector Frances Cairncross said the "wonderfully stark" sculpture would provide a nice contrast to the "florid figures" standing on Trinity College.

"The statue is one of a series called Another Time that Gormley has done," she said.

"It looks wonderfully stark up against the skyline and is a very nice contrast to the florid figures that stand on the buildings of Trinity College and the Clarendon building."

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