a tale of a few cities

Kapoor in London

Posted in Art, Sculpture by petercombe on September 22, 2009

I love this artist, I remember discovering his work years ago while living in London and visiting the Lisson Gallery (then one of the few really good contemporary art galleries in Thatcher’s UK). At the time much of his sculptural work employed powdered pigments. Really intense colours and intersting forms. It really has been enjoyable to watch his progression through the years, I kick myself for not getting it together and purchacing a piece of his that was displayed at Jack Barclay’s Rolls Royce dealership in Berkeley Square, London as part of a charity exhibition sometime in the mid-80’s. I swear it was about £500. A small wall mounted sculpture – it would have been a wise investment.

The centrepiece of Anish Kapoor‘s exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, UK is the ‘paint train’ – a 30-tonne block of wax, paint and Vaseline that runs back and forth through five empty galleries, covering them in a trail of blood red.

Anish Kapoor is at the Royal Academy of Arts> from 26 September to 11 December


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