Anish Kapoor

British-Indian, born 1954

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Anish Kapoor

British-Indian, born 1954

9,450
Followers
blue chip status
Blue Chip Representation
auction
$4m Auction Record
Biography

Turner Prize winner Anish Kapoor creates elegant sculptures that combine simple materials, geometric shape, and organic form. After first establishing his reputation in the 1980s with biomorphic sculptures in limestone and other natural materials, Kapoor began to explore the theme of “the void” in large-scale stone works, some with defined insides and outsides and others that clearly delineate empty spaces. In 2006, he installed Sky Mirror at Rockefeller Center, a 23-ton, three-story stainless steel sculpture that reflected the New York skyline. He described the massive work as a “non-object” because its reflective surface allowed it to disappear.

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$4m, Sotheby's, 2008
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Tate Modern, and 9 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 22 more
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Tate, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 6 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 6 more
Biography

Turner Prize winner Anish Kapoor creates elegant sculptures that combine simple materials, geometric shape, and organic form. After first establishing his reputation in the 1980s with biomorphic sculptures in limestone and other natural materials, Kapoor began to explore the theme of “the void” in large-scale stone works, some with defined insides and outsides and others that clearly delineate empty spaces. In 2006, he installed Sky Mirror at Rockefeller Center, a 23-ton, three-story stainless steel sculpture that reflected the New York skyline. He described the massive work as a “non-object” because its reflective surface allowed it to disappear.

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Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
auction
High auction record
$4m, Sotheby's, 2008
user
Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 9 more
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 22 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 6 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 6 more
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