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Untitled

Artist:
Anish Kapoor (British (born India) 1954)
Date:
2007
Medium:
Stainless steel
Dimensions:
89 3/4 x 89 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (228 x 226.7 x 41.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, and Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky Fund, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.29
Rights and Reproduction:
© Anish Kapoor
Not on view
Created for public interaction and engagement with the surrounding space, this sculpture draws the viewer in with its refined surface and startling optical effects of depth and dimension. From a body of Kapoor's work of mirrorlike pieces that reflect or distort the viewer and the surroundings and suggest the notion of continuous space, it offers a dazzling experience of light and a startling optical effect. Deeply rooted metaphysical polarities are at play in Kapoor's work: presence and absence, being and nonbeing, solidity and intangibility, and he draws on both Western and Eastern cultures for inspiration. His intention to engage the viewer and provoke a physical and visceral response is achieved in this reflective sculpture with its faceted facade that fuses the work, the viewer, and the environment into one pixelated, constantly fluctuating mosaic.
the artist, London (2007–8; sold through the Lisson Gallery, London to MMA)

Anne L. Strauss in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2007–2008." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 66 (Fall 2008), pp. 56-57, ill. (color).



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