Anish Kapoor is undoubtedly one of the most influential sculptors of his
generation. Born in Bombay he reached the heights of his artistic
career in London where he worked from the 1970s. Famed for his
discombobulating mirrored concave structures, Kapoor roots himself in the
tradition of Minimalist sculpture set by the likes of Constantin Brancusi and
Donald Judd. Kapoor’s present lot is a streamlined piece that belies deep
significance; the interior surface pulls in the viewer into an alternate reality.
This work wields an incredible power of visual persuasion. Its surface coaxes
the viewer to peer into its depth and step towards its presence.
Kapoor’s work is a fundamental and essential presence in prestigious
museum collections around the world. His myriad of exhibitions in
have I been held at; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin , 2013; Museum of
Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2012; Le Grand Palais, Paris, 2011; Mehboob
Studios, Mumbai and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 2010;
Royal Academy of Arts, 2009) and the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
(2002). He represented Britain at the 44th Venice Biennale in 1990) and
was subsequently awarded the prestigious PremioDuemila. Kapoor has
also been decorated with numerous state and cultural honors. He was the
1991 winner of the Turner Prize and was awarded a CBE in 2003 and a
Knighthood in 2013 for services to visual arts.