25 May 2019

Anish Kapoor: Splashing Bloody Wombs And One Penis – Jude Cowan Montague

I can’t see an Anish Kapoor exhibition at the moment. I can’t talk about Anish Kapoor at the moment. Not without the first thing on my mind being that infamous black paint copyright purchase.

3 April 2019

Anish Kapoor Creates The Ultimate Brexit Artwork

Anish Kapoor has created a new work titled ‘A Brexit, A Broxit, We All Fall Down’. The work depicts an open wound representing the state of the political climate, in a divided country, which just a few years ago was a reasonably unified nation.

20 June 2018

Anish Kapoor Sues NRA Over Video Infringement

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the US.

13 March 2018

Anish Kapoor Condemns Image Of Chicago Sculpture In NRA Video

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has spoken out against the use of an image of his Chicago sculpture “Cloud Gate” in a right-wing NRA

21 February 2018

Anish Kapoor Designed Brit Award Statuette Was Events Only Redeeming X Factor

The Anish Kapoor designed Brit Award statuette was the best part of an otherwise boorish corporate event, this evening.

19 January 2018

Anish Kapoor Donates $1m Genesis Prize Foundation Award To Refugee Charities

Anish Kapoor has announced that he will donate his $1m Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) award to five prominent NGOs engaged in alleviating the global refugee crisis.

8 May 2017

Anish Kapoor Descension Unveiled in Brooklyn Bridge Park By Public Art Fund

Descension, one of Anish Kapoor’s most viscerally arresting installations, has been unveiled by Public Art Fund in New York City.

23 March 2017

Anish Kapoor: New Sculptures Burst Forward Into Outer Space

Anish Kapoor has announced a major new gallery exhibition of work at Lisson in London. The exhibition unveils a new series of sculptures covered in a permeable and translucent mesh, simultaneously wrapping and revealing the inner forms that are protruding and bursting forward into outer space. The geological, corporeal shapes beneath this skin suggest natural processes […]

23 February 2017

Anish Kapoor Unveils Pro Immigration Poster In LA’s Union Station

Anish Kapoor, The Turner Prize-winning artist has has unveiled his subtle protest reworking of Joseph Beuys’ seminal work

1 February 2017

Anish Kapoor Appropriates Joseph Beuys Art To Protest Trump

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has reworked Joseph Beuys’ seminal work, I Like America and America Likes Me by changing the title to I Like America and America Doesn’t Like Me as a protest against the horrors that are unfolding in Donald Trump’s America.  Referencing the poster that Joseph Beuys made for the […]

31 January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Foundation UK Announce Shortlist Of Top Artists And Architects

Top artists including Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread and Ron Arad have been shortlisted for the newly commissioned London Holocaust memorial. Envisaged as a place for everyone to come to remember the Holocaust, as well as a focal point for annual national commemorations, the Memorial will affirm the United Kingdom’s commitment to stand up against prejudice and hatred.

29 January 2017

Turner Prize Winners Unite To Help Fund Glasgow School Of Art Fire

Several Turner Prize Winners including Antony Gormley Anish Kapoor and Grayson Perry have created artworks from found material taken from the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art to raise funds for the restoration.

3 January 2017

Anish Kapoor Defies Ban And Buys PINK Pigment Over The Counter

Anish Kapoor has hit-back at the ban artist Stuart Semple placed on his purchase of the pigment ‘PINK’. The rivalry started in 2014, when Kapoor bought the exclusive rights to the colour “Vantablack”, developed by tech company Nanosystems, which claims to be the blackest of black pigment available.

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Anish Kapoor

How much do you know about Anish Kapoor?

21 November 2016

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Quiz – Anish Kapoor Olympic Orbit Tower Factoid

Test your knowledge of Anish Kapoor’s Olympic Orbit Tower

27 April 2016

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Anish Kapoor Railroaded By Boris Johnson Into Adding Slide To Olympic Sculpture

Sir Anish Kapoor, The Turner Prize winning artist, has disclosed his anxiety over the collaborative project, which juxtaposes the world’s longest slide, by the German artist Carsten Höller with his ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture, in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London. He told the Guardian that the slide was “foisted” upon him by Boris Johnson, mayor of London. Carsten Höller was recently the subject […]

4 March 2016

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Anish Kapoor Black Pigment Copyright Row Sparks Black Holes And Revelations

The argument as to whether an artist can own the copyright to a colour or pigment has escalated this week with Anish Kapoor the Bombay-born,  British artist. It seems Mr Kapoor has acquired exclusive rights to the unique Vantablack pigment, reported to be the blackest shade of black in existence. The paint was developed by British company NanoSystems and Vantablack is composed […]

24 December 2015

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Ai Weiwei: A Prolific Year For The Chinese Dissident Artist In Pictures

It has been a particularly busy year for the acclaimed dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Artlyst even joined Ai and Anish Kapoor when the artists joined forces for a walk across London as they strode down London’s Piccadilly at the beginning of an eight-mile journey to show solidarity with refugees around the world. We even […]

30 November 2015

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Anish Kapoor Exhibits His Controversial Meat Paintings At The Rijksmuseum

Three new works by the Turner Prize winning British artist Sir Anish Kapoor are exhibited in the Gallery of Honour at the Rijksmuseum until 6 March 2016. The three heavily textured reliefs were created from layers of red and white resin and silicone. They depict chunks of meat with blood arteries and entrails. These visceral works enter a visual dialogue with Rembrandt’s late […]

25 November 2015

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Anish Kapoor Off Rajasthan Cultural Panel After Calling Modi Government ‘Hindu Taliban’

British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor, who had recently remarked that India is being ruled by a “Hindu Taliban”, has been removed from the governing body of Rajasthan’s Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur, reports ibtimes.co.in. Though Kapoor’s article criticising the Modi government appeared in a UK daily publication on 12 November, the BJP-ruled state government went on […]

9 November 2015

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Boris Johnson Reveals £45 Million Pledge For New Cultural Quarter Olympicopolis

Stratford’s Olympic Park was recently the end-point of Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei’s march in support of refugees – the artists joined forces for a walk across London as the two strode down London’s Piccadilly accompanied by a hoard of journalists at the beginning of an eight-mile journey to show solidarity with refugees around the […]

21 October 2015

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OPINION: Anish Kapoor’s Orbit Tower Dismaland-Style Disappointment

In light of Anish Kapoor’s Olympic Park ArcelorMittal Orbit tower losing £520,000 in 2014-15, burning through £10,000 every week, Artlyst thought it would re-evaluate Kapoor’s towering work. The sculpture/tower, was funded by the ArcelorMittal steel company to the tune of £16 million received £3 million in public funds It opened in 2012 as an observation […]

21 October 2015

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Anish Kapoor’s Olympic ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Is Losing £10,000 Weekly

Anish Kapoor’s Olympic Park ArcelorMittal Orbit tower  lost £520,000 in 2014-15. Figures in a report released by the  local development agency which oversees the attraction show that the tower is burning £10,000 each week. The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) predicted a profit of £1.2m.  The Labour leader at the London Assembly, Len Duvall, labelled it it a “pointless monument at vast taxpayer expense”.  […]

15 October 2015

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OPINION: Ai Weiwei And Anish Kapoor Inseparable At Frieze London 2015

Artlyst is again attending Frieze week, the 13th edition of Frieze London taking place in The Regent’s Park, from 14 to 17 October 2015. Having recently attended Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor’s march, after the artists joined forces for a walk across London, striding down London’s Piccadilly for an eight-mile journey to show solidarity with […]

23 September 2015

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Anish Kapoor To Gild Anti-Semitic Graffiti On Versailles Sculpture

Sir Anish Kapoor’s controversial sculpture installed last summer in Versailles Palace gardens is to be coated in gold leaf to cover anti-Semitic graffiti which has recently appeared on the artwork. The piece, titled Dirty Corner, was vandalised several times since it was opened to the public in June. The artist has refused to clean the graffiti off the […]

21 September 2015

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Anish Kapoor Angered Over Versailles Court Ruling Regarding Dirty Corner Work

The British sculptor Anish Kapoor fresh from his walk of solidarity with artist/dissident Ai Weiwei in London, has stated that he will begin to transform his vandalised sculpture Dirty Corner today, as part of a new “artistic intervention”. Vandals had painted a series of slogans, some of them anti-Semitic, on the cavernous piece and surrounding […]

18 September 2015

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Ai Weiwei And Anish Kapoor: Far More Effective Than Guernica

What I admire about Thursday’s public march led by Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei eight miles across London is its resourcefulness and simplicity in its show of solidarity for the refugee crisis. Art in its usual form of protest is traditionally highly symbolic (think Guernica), provocative (that chap nailing his genitalia to Red Square), or […]

17 September 2015

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Artlyst Talks To Ai Weiwei And Anish Kapoor Marching In Support Of Refugees

Artlyst has walked the distance with Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor today. The artists have joined forces for a walk across London as they strode down London’s Piccadilly at the beginning of an eight-mile journey to show solidarity with refugees around the world. “This is a walk of compassion, a walk together as if we […]

27 August 2015

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Anish Kapoor To Exhibit Major Sculptures At Moscow’s Jewish Museum

The Turner Prize winning British artist Anish Kapoor is to exhibit in Moscow this Autumn. The exhibition will include three major sculptures from integral though distinct bodies of work in the artist’s sculptural language: voids, mirrors, and the auto-generated. Rendered in pigment, steel and wax, the works epitomise Kapoor’s manipulation of matter to create a landscape and geology […]