Anish Kapoor (b. 1954)
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Anish Kapoor (b. 1954)

Untitled

Details
Anish Kapoor (b. 1954)
Untitled
limestone and pigment
32 x 20 1/8 x 16in. (81.2 x 51 x 40.7cm.)
Executed in 2002
Provenance
Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007.
Special notice

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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Lot Essay

'The artist devotes himself to the experience of emptiness and fullness, darkness and light, through pure materials alone - limestone and sandstone, sanded and polished. He wants to capture the stone's inner power, which he considers an element not of stasis but of potential action. Limestone originates in water, a mobile, liquid element. Susceptible to evaporation, water can be transformed into air, which is itself open to further metamorphoses, one of these being fire. Kapoor's choice of limestone thus encompasses the possibility of a flux among the four elements of traditional cosmology: earth, air, fire, and water. Participating in the language of esoterism and initiation, Kapoor's limestone works reflect the perceptible processes of becoming, as they proceed, from within, from light to darkness...'
(G. Celant, Anish Kapoor, exh. cat., Fondazione Prada, Milan 1998, pp. 23-24)

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