I, in the end, make art for myself.

Anish Kapoor

Cloud Gate

Anish Kapoor (born 1954) is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. Born in Bombay (Mumbai), India, Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s when he moved to London to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art Design. Kapoor quickly rose to prominence in the 1980s. He has since gained international acclaim, and has exhibited extensively worldwide at venues such as Tate Gallery and Hayward Gallery in London, Haus der Kunst in Munich, Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, Reina Sofia in Madrid and Kunsthale Basel. Kapoor represented Britain in the XLIV Venice Biennale in 1990, when he was awarded the Premio Duemila Prize and in 1991 he received the Turner Prize. He has undertaken a number of major large-scale installations and commissions including Marsyas for the Turbine Hall, which Cecil Balmond (of the acclaimed engineering firm Ove Arup) helped him to realize, Tate Modern; Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Chicago, and Sky Mirror at the Rockefeller Centre, New York. Anish Kapoor was awarded a CBE in 2003.

Kapoor is represented by the Lisson Gallery, London; Gladstone Gallery, New York and Galleria Continua and Galleria Massimo Manini, Italy.



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