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    Sale 5837

    Post-War & Contemporary Art

    30 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 282

    Anish Kapoor (b. 1954)

    Wounds, Absence of Objects B

    Price Realised  


    Anish Kapoor (b. 1954)
    Wounds, Absence of Objects B
    signed, numbered and dated '1/5, Anish Kapoor, 1996, B' (on the reverse)
    stainless steel and blue pigment
    7 x 5¼ x 7/8in. (17.8 x 13.3 x 2.2cm.)
    Executed in 1996, this work is number one from an edition of five

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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    Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo.

    Pre-Lot Text

    I'm interested in the idea that form in a sense turns itself inside out, that the inside and the outside are equivalent to each other, that we don't just enclose. The form is continually in a warp, and continually turning itself inside out.
    Anish Kapoor