An exhibition of sculptor Anish Kapoor at the Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy presents a major -and very impressive- solo exhibition of internationally acclaimed artist Anish Kapoor, winner of the 1991 Turner Prize and one of the most influential sculptors of his generation: an absolute must-see for Art lovers!
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About Anish Kapoor:

  • He was born in Bombay in 1954, his mother an Iraqi Jew and his father an Indian.
  • He moved to London in 1973, where he studied at Hornsey College of Art and at Chelsea School of Art, and lives in Chelsea with his family.
  • His first exhibition was at the Patrice Alexandre Gallery in Paris in 1980.
  • He represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1990.
  • He won the prestigious Turner price in 1991 and became a Royal Academician in 1999.
  • He was awarded a CBE in 2003 and won the commission to make the sculpture for the 9/11 British Memorial Garden in Manhattan the following year.
  • In 2008, one of his sculptures was sold at Sotheby’s for a record £2million.
  • His studio in Camberwell employs over 20 people.
  • His pieces are shown in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, the Prada Foundation in Milan and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. His Cloud Gate sculpture has become a Chicago’s landmark.

About the exhibition:

  • Its highlight is the monumental work Svayambh (2007), a vast block of red wax that moves slowly through the galleries across the entire breadth of Burlington House. Another major exhibit is Shooting in the Corner (2008-2009), in which projectiles of red wax are fird into a corner by a cannon.
  • Powerful, beautiful, sensual: not to be missed!


Anish Kapoor: 26 September-11 December 2009 (Tickets £4-£12). Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1 (Piccadilly Circus, Green Park)