Artist

Anish Kapoor

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Anish Kapoor

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From the soaring observation tower of ArcelorMittal Orbit at London’s Olympic Park to the tactile curves of Chicago’s Cloud Gate, Kapoor’s public sculptures are among the world’s most recognisable contemporary art works. It’s been thirty years since the artist won the Turner Prize, and since then Kapoor has received a knighthood for his services to visual arts and become the first living artist to have a solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. In 2021, Kapoor will hold an exhibition at Venice’s Gallerie dell’Accademia featuring sculptures coated in Vantablack – a special black coating originally devised for military satellites to which he has exclusive artistic rights.

Did you know?

Kapoor initially studied electrical engineering at university, before dropping out to go to art school.

Country of Birth

India

Auction Record

£1,945,250

Sotheby's London, 'Untitled', 2008

Notable Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

Tate Modern, London, UK

Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy

Notable Exhibitions

Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall, Houghton Hall, Houghton, UK, 2020

Dirty Corner, Palace of Versailles, Versailles, FR, 2015

Anish Kapoor, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, AU, 2012-13

Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, US, 2008

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