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Anish Kapoor
September 12, 2009, 5:24 am
Filed under: Art


Anish Kapoor: Shooting into the Corner
Edited by Peter Noever
Hatje Cantz, $99

Widely admired for his artfully shaped mounds of vibrantly coloured powder pigment, Bombay-born, London-based sculptor Anish Kapoor won the Turner Prize in 1991. Since the 1970s, Kapoor has explored the themes of spirituality and transcendence – a preoccupation that has its roots in his native India – through poetically abstract works in materials as diverse as stone, steel and glass. This volume introduces three performative wax pieces unlike any he has previously produced, where a technician has loaded a nine-foot-long cannon, shooting a 40-pound blood-red wax blob into the corner. The resulting trace has been described as ‘a giant gunshot wound’. An essay by Vito Acconci is published along with Kapoor’s wax works from 1992 to the present, and his print work from 1987 to the present. This selection of works allow a closer exploration of the interplay between painting and sculpture in his oeuvre.


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