All posts in Anish Kapoor

‘ArcelorMittal Orbit’ slides into £13 million of debt

In 2016, what is lauded as the world’s longest tunnel slide, was opened in London. The slide snaked around ArcelorMittal Orbit, a sculpture designed by artists Anish Kapoor for the 2012 Olympics. However, it was recently announced that the slide is less popular than it once was and the sculpture has slid into debt – […]

Anish Kapoor, Sarah Lucas and others, demand that the National Portrait Gallery breaks with BP

Art sponsorship and institutional donations have proven to be delicate and controversial matters, especially heightened in the past few years with the Sackler saga. Museums often rely on outside financial help to operate but at the same time such help often requires endorsing corporations, families or institutions that come with their own set of issues. […]

Anish Kapoor to exhibit at China’s Imperial Ancestral Temple

Anish Kapoor is one of the UK’s more popular and controversial artists. On one hand, he’s won over the hearts of millions who have flocked to Chicago to see Cloud Gate, the 2006 metallic, bean-shaped installation that warps the sky and all around you that’s lovingly called ‘The Bean.’ On the other, he’s been the […]

The blood flows in Anish Kapoor’s newest show

Blood gushes from Anish Kapoor’s new works on show at the Lisson Gallery in London. Not literally, but close enough in some cases of his silicone and fibreglass reliefs. A gauze dangles beneath the works and is spattered with red. His oil paintings, meanwhile, contain blood-red splashes and spurts emanating from pink and black cavities. […]

Market for VR is tested at Frieze New York

The trend toward experiencing art as opposed to simply viewing it has proven to be a great way to attract more people into museums and galleries. This is especially seen with record-setting installations like Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room for instance, but the question remains whether these crowd-pleasing installations have an effect on the market for […]

Black 3.0, like Vantablack but available to all artists – unless you’re Anish Kapoor

Back in 2016, Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor sparked controversy amongst artists when he acquired exclusive rights to the blackest of black pigments known as Vantablack. The material was developed by Surrey NanoSystems, a UK firm, with military purposes in mind but the incredible paint intrigued artists, as well. Prior to obtaining the rights to […]