23 June 2015

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Anish Kapoor Claims Versailles Vagina Sculpture Vandalism Was Politically Motivated

First we had Paul McCarthy’s giant inflatable ‘sex toy’ sculpture being reduced to a flaccid lump of plastic on one of Paris’s swankiest squares after vandals attacked the work ‘Tree’ when it was on display at the Place Vendome in Paris. Now, in the wake of criticism for Anish Kapoor’s latest work in Versailles ‘Dirty […]

6 June 2015

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Anish Kapoor Stands Up For Versailles Vagina Sculpture

Anish Kapoor the highly regarded contemporary British artist has created controversy with his latest Paris exhibition, opening at the Palace of Versailles, on 9th June. Kapoor, brings a more political perspective on power and its depiction at Versailles as it celebrates the tercentenary of Louis XIV’s death. From June to October, his works stand in the Gardens […]

25 March 2015

Anish Kapoor: Blood And Guts In Art School New London Exhibition

Anish Kapoor is one of the British artists that I have a lot of time for and I was extremely excited when I got the advanced press about his latest show at the Lisson Gallery. The show is heralded as his ‘radical return’ to painting and all was intriguing until I attended the Private View […]

24 March 2015

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Anish Kapoor Makes A Radical Return To Painting In New London Exhibition

“I think I am a painter who is a sculptor… For me the two things have somehow come together, so that I am making physical things that are all about somewhere else, about illusory space.” Anish Kapoor, interviewed in Art Monthly, May 1990 A radical return to painting marks this new solo show by Anish […]

10 February 2015

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Jeremy Deller, Simon Starling, Anish Kapoor And Other Artists Condemn Tania Bruguera’s Detention

A total of 14 artists has written an open letter to the Guardian, in which they condemn Cuban artist Tania Bruguera’s continued detention in her home country. The notable collection of signatories includes four Turner Prize winners – Simon Starling, Mark Leckey, Jeremy Deller and Elizabeth Price – as well as Sir Anish Kapoor and […]

2 February 2015

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Anish Kapoor Presents Recent Work At Regen Projects in Los Angeles

The Turner Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor is currently presenting an exhibition of recent work at Regen Projects in Los Angeles. As one of the most influential sculptors of his generation, Kapoor’s work combines the formal concerns of minimalism with concerns for the material and psychical nature of both the object and the self. […]

5 January 2015

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Versailles Sculptures Damaged In Malicious Act Of Vandalism

The plinths of two marble sculptures displayed in the Grand Trianon park at Versailles have been attacked and severely damaged by a suspected “malicious act,” AFP reports. The attack on the works was discovered by Versailles staff last Wednesday. The two works of art, which date from the late 17th century to early 18th century, […]

4 January 2015

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Ai Weiwei: First Major Institutional Survey For Royal Academy 2015

In September 2015, hot on the heels of Anselm Kiefer, David Hockney, and Anish Kapoor, the Royal Academy will present a landmark exhibition of the Honorary Royal Academician Ai Weiwei. The show is the first significant British survey of his artistic output, and will include major works spanning Ai Weiwei’s career, as well as including […]

29 December 2014

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Anish Kapoor Solo Exhibition At Versailles In 2015

The London-based artist Anish Kapoor follows in the footsteps of Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami with a new exhibition of work due to open next year at the Palace of Versailles outside of Paris. The director of the 17th-century château, Catherine Pégard, told The International New York Times that the show will open next June […]

24 September 2014

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Sculptor Anish Kapoor To Use Blackest Black Ever

Acclaimed sculptor Anish Kapoor, renowned for the use of colour and pigments in his production of his sculpture, is embracing the newly invented blackest black ever created, The artificial substance Vantablack which was created by London-based Surrey NanoSystems, dubbed as a kind of ‘super black’, the darkness of which does not exist in nature. The […]

14 August 2014

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Anish Kapoor To Collaborate With Red Arrows At Farnborough Air Show Project

Anish Kapoor the Turner Prize winning artist is to collaborate with the world famous aerobatic team “The Red Arrows” in an exciting new  project, which will combine art with aviation in a unique and innovative way. The project, announced by Artliner, will be realised for the Farnborough International Air Show 2016. The collaboration was initiated by […]

8 August 2014

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Scottish Independence: Anish Kapoor, Tracey Emin and Gavin Turk Vote No

Is Nationalism a cultural black hole? This is a question raised time and time again when arguing that Scotland should sever ties with the United Kingdom and declare independence.  Today a group of high profile campaigners from the rest of the UK have signed a letter urging Scotland to vote against independence. It states; “let’s […]

29 September 2013

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Anish Kapoor’s Disaster Dome Concert Hall Ark Nova Launches In Japan

“I am honored to have been asked to design Ark Nova for the Tohoku area. The structure defines a space for community and for music in which colour and form enclose.I hope that the devastation can be overcome by creativity. Music can give solace and bring community together and in so doing can help us […]

15 July 2013

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Anish Kapoor Mounts Major Exhibition In Istanbul Museum

The first major exhibition of works by Anish Kapoor in Turkey will be presented at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) in Istanbul opening on 10 September 2013. The exhibition, which is curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, is the first to focus on the artist’s stone sculptures in marble, alabaster and materials, many of which have […]

15 June 2013

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Kapoor, Perry and Serota Honoured In Queen’s Birthday List

Anish Kapoor, the 59 year old, Indian-born British sculptor has been Knighted in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Kapoor said; “I am honoured and humbled to receive this honour and I want to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have helped me during my career. “I would like to thank them all […]

19 May 2013

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New Anish Kapoor Retrospective Exhibition Opens In Berlin

A new retrospective exhibition by the Turner Prize winning, British artist Anish Kapoor has opened in Berlin. The exhibition covers a body of work beginning with early installations, graduating to his red wax pieces, including his wax spewing canon installation, ‘Shooting into the Corner’. 2008-2009 . The show also covers work created as late as […]

4 March 2013

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Anish Kapoor Exhibition In Sydney Proves Hit With The Public

The first major exhibition in Australia by the celebrated British artist Anish Kapoor which opened as part of the Sydney International Art Series has proven to be both popular with the public and press, achieving record numbers of visitors for the gallery. Kapoor has in the past created some of the world’s most ambitious and […]

23 December 2012

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Angela Flowers London Gallerist At 80 A Career Celebration

Angela Flowers, who celebrated her 80th birthday this month with ‘Angela Flowers at 80’, a survey of the work of selected of artists associated with the gallery from its humble beginnings, to the present day, is finally getting the acknowledgement she deserves. As one of the leading contemporary art dealers in the UK. She established […]

14 November 2012

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Anish Kapoor Goes Gangnam Style In Free Speech video

Top British sculptor Anish Kapoor has leant his support to make a version of South Korean pop star Psy’s Gangnam Style video to advance the message of international free speech. The Anglo-Indian artist is encouraging other artists to help recreate the video that was successfully mimicked by the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei last month. […]

24 July 2012

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Major Anish Kapoor Exhibition Announced For October 2012

The Lisson Gallery is mounting a major exhibition of new works by Anish Kapoor in October 2012. It will be displayed in both gallery spaces on Bell Street, London, the exhibition marks 30 years of Lisson Gallery working together with the Turner-prize winning artist and provides an in- depth investigation of Kapoor’s most recent work. […]

27 June 2012

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Occupy Movement Takes On Anish Kapoor Residence

The Occupy Everything movement is at it again. This time taking a jab at one of the biggest names in the British art scene. Last Friday the movement focused on Anish Kapoor who is known around the world for his monumental works, both public and private. He has exhibited in several major galleries around the […]

15 June 2012

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Anish Kapoor New Exhibition At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The first major survey of Anish Kapoor’s work opens tomorrow (16 June) at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It is the first to be held in the UK, outside of London. Flashback is a major series of touring exhibitions from the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre. Kapoor’s sensual and beguiling sculptures are created using a range […]

12 May 2012

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Kapoor Orbit Tower Impressive But Expensive To Visit

Turner prize winning artist Anish Kapoor has mused that the £15 price tag to go up in the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower may be a bit on the expensive side. At a preview for his Orbit tower sculpture, he stated, the price was; “a hell of a lot of money”.The structure which was designed by Kapoor […]

9 May 2012

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Frieze New York Inaugural Edition A Triumph

In this round up of the greatest art show on Earth or at least NY, Frieze New York which ended Monday 7 May had many galleries reporting excellent sales across all levels of the market and expressing admiration for the overall conception of the new fair, its structure and environment.More than 180 galleries from 30 […]

15 November 2011

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Anish Kapoor Invades Robin Hood Country

Nottingham stopover for major contemporary sculpture exhibition A touring exhibition of Turner Prize winning artist Anish Kapoor opens at Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery this week, from 19 November 2011 until 11 March 2012, after which it moves to the Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park. A number of tours, workshops and a trail to […]

15 November 2011

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William Kentridge Takes Place Of David Hockney And Anish Kapoor

William Kentridge is latest visual artist selected for Rolex mentoring scheme that has, in the past, featured David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, John Baldessari, and Rebecca Horn South African artist William Kentridge has been announced as latest artist to take part in Rolex initiative that, over the years has featured John Baldessari, David Hockney, Rebecca Horn, and […]

29 October 2011

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Anish Kapoor Completes His Eiffel Tower

£19m gift from steel magnet Lakshmi Mittal creates new London landmark The final twisted red steel components, which make up the Arcelor – Mittal tower, were hauled into place by cranes yesterday, for the completion of the 115 meter 377 foot structure, at the 2012 Olympic site in London. Designed by Turner prize winning sculptor […]

25 September 2011

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Made In The UK Exhibition Opens At RISD

Contemporary Art from the UK Richard Brown Baker Collection in Rhode Island A new exhibition of British art has opened at the RISD Museum, highlighting its extraordinary collection of contemporary British art in a major show this fall. Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection richly captures Britain’s contemporary art […]

6 September 2011

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Anish Kapoor Ark Nova Project For Japan

Anish Kapoor the Turner prize winning Sculptor along with architect Arata Isozaki have been commissioned to design a pop up concert hall to reintroduce music and arts to the regions of Japan hardest hit by March’s earthquake and tsunami. The concert hall will seat up to 700 concertgoers and will be constructed as a “pneumatic […]

27 July 2011

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Anish Kapoor Olympic Sculpture Rises

With his monumental red sculpture ‘Orbit’, Kapoor creates the look of instability. It coils and flows with none of the pyramidal structure usually associated with the building of a tower. It changes as you walk around it, looking unstable as if the Helter Skelter structure could topple over at any moment. Kapoor However assures us […]

12 July 2011

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Anish Kapoor and Bill Viola Win Japan’s Praemium Imperiale Award

The £120,000 Praemium Imperiale is a global arts prize awarded annually by the Japan Art Association. Since its inauguration in 1989, it has become an internationally important benchmark honour for  the arts.Six nomination committees, each chaired by an International Advisor, propose candidates in five fields: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music and Theatre/Film. This year Anish Kapoor […]

24 June 2011

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Lisson Gallery To Launch In Milan

Highly respected London gallery to open branch in Italy The Lisson Gallery has announce the launch of Lisson Gallery Milan, its first international space in its 44 year history.The gallery will launch in September 2011 with a group show curated by Lisson artist Ryan Gander.Lisson Gallery Milan will be headed by Director Annette Hofmann. Annette […]