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theartsdesk Q&A: Artist Anish Kapoor

theartsdesk Q&A: Artist Anish Kapoor

On spiritualism, nationality, psychoanalysis and the fourth plinth

Anish KapoorJillian Edelstein

The sculptor Anish Kapoor (b. 1954), RA, CBE, won the Turner Prize in 1990. His public works are characterised by their gigantic scale and ambition. In the UK he is probably best known for Marsyas (2002), the viscerally red “ear trumpet” that elegantly spanned the entire length of the Turbine Hall in Tate Modern. He is also the artist behind the world’s most expensive public sculpture. Cloud Gate (picture below), completed in 2006, is a beguiling polished steel ellipsis located in Chicago’s AT&T Plaza. Costing $23 million and measuring 10 metres by 20 metres, its silver mirrored surface beautifully reflects and distorts the city’s epic skyline.

I didn’t go into psychoanalysis in order to be an artist. I went into psychoanalysis to deal with some pretty real things

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