Anish Kapoor is undoubtedly one of our generation’s most prolific artists with many of his sculptures displayed all around the world. India-born, London-raised Kapoor began his artistic journey during his school years in England where he cultivated his brilliant aesthetic. He is mostly known for his outlandish geometric and biomorphic sculptures made with materials such as stainless steel, red wax and granite to name a few. Although we might not be able to immediately recognize the sculptures as Kapoor creations, they are definitely hard to miss. Some of his most well-known installations include; The Cloud Gate in Chicago, affectionately known as “The Bean”, The Sky Mirror in Rockerfeller Plaza in Manhattan, The Leviathan in the Grand Palais in France and most recently The Orbit, a $35.41 million dollar installation built in London’s Olympic stadium to honour the 2012 Olympics. The latter installation now known as Britain’s largest piece of public art is being funded by Britain’s richest man, steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal of the ArcelorMittal Company. With his epic installations located globally in some of the biggest cities in the world, we have no doubt that Kapoor’s artistic legacy will influence the public for generations to come. Anish Kapoor is definitely leaving his artistic mark on our urban as well as imaginative landscapes.
- Cloud Gate in Chicago aka "The Bean"
The Sky Mirror in Rockerfeller Plaze, NYC
- The Orbit in London