Anish Kapoor Artwork for Sale

Sir Anish Kapoor is a British artist, whose work focuses on the origin of life and the infinite. He is best known for his large, imposing sculptures, which are installed around the globe. Early Life and Education Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1954, one of three sons born to a Jewish mother and Hindu father. His father was a hydrographer who served in the Indian Navy. His brother, Ilan is a professor of Critical Development Studies […]

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Anish Kapoor

Sir Anish Kapoor is a British artist, whose work focuses on the origin of life and the infinite. He is best known for his large, imposing sculptures, which are installed around the globe.

Early Life and Education

Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1954, one of three sons born to a Jewish mother and Hindu father. His father was a hydrographer who served in the Indian Navy. His brother, Ilan is a professor of Critical Development Studies at York University in Toronto. Kapoor describes his parents as being, “modern, wonderfully modern” but he says that as a Jewish boy with a white mother in an English speaking home in India, he had a sense of being an outsider.

At age 17, after completing his primary education at the prestigious Doon School,  an all-boys boarding school in India, Kapoor and one of his brothers traveled to Israel to live on a kibbutz. His initial plan was to study electrical engineering, but after about six months, he found the math too difficult and decided to switch careers from engineering to art.

In 1973, Kapoor left for England to attend Hornsey College of Art and the Chelsea School of Art and Design. British-Romanian artist Paul Neagu became Kapoor’s mentor and helped to guide him through the transition from student to artist. A return trip to India, in 1979, he said, helped him to see the relationship between his work as an artist in Britain and his life as a child of India.

Career

Kapoor taught at Wolverhampton Polytechnic in 1979 and became Artist in Residence at the illustrious Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool in 1982. His large sculptures got him public acclaim, initially at the 1978 New Sculpture exhibit at the Hayward Gallery in London.

Kapoor used stone, steel and mirrors in his early work and has expanded his repertoire of materials, combining soft and hard edges. He has been commissioned to create sculptures for major venues around the world. His sculptures and etchings can be found at The Met, the Tate Modern and other museums and galleries.

His works have made him one of the most popular, and wealthiest, artists in Britain. He has been given a Knighthood, making him Sir Anish Kapoor, the Commander of the Order of the British Empire, the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Padma Bhutan, one of India’s highest civilian honors.

Kapoor married German-born art historian Susanne Spicule in 1995. The couple has a son and daughter.

Anish Kapoor’s work can be found at MoMA, the Tate Modern, Fondazione Prada in Milan, the Guggenheim in Bilboa, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art in the Netherland, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa and many other venues around the world.

Anish Kapoor Artwork for Sale

Anish Kapoor
Photo: Peter Lindbergh

Anish Kapoor Artwork for Sale

Anish Kapoor
Dismemberment, 2009
Steel tube and tensioned fabric
25 x 8.7 yards at each end x 93 yards long

Anish Kapoor Artwork for Sale

Anish Kapoor
Blackness from Her Womb, 2000
Etching on paper
Tate, London

Anish Kapoor Artwork for Sale

Anish Kapoor
Cloud Gate, 2006
Millennium Park, Chicago