17 May 2007
Anish Kapoor (b. 1954)
Mother as a Ship
pigment on fiberglass
84¼ x 45¾ x 43 in. (214.6 x 116.2 x 109.2 cm.)
Executed in 1989.
Lisson Gallery, London
Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya
Private collection, Nagoya
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Nagoya, Kohji Ogura Gallery, Anish Kapoor, September-October 1989 (illustrated).
Milan, Fondazione Prada, Anish Kapoor, November 1995-January 1996, p. 222 (illustrated).
Nagoya City Art Museum, extended loan, 1989-2004.
(I)mpressions of weightlessness stem from the skilled transformation of materials by an almost alchemical process; earth slabs coated with brilliant blue pigment become signs for sky and water. By imaginative combination of disparate materials in meditative structures, attention is focused on qualities of interior balance and well-being. (K. McShine, An International Survey of Recent Paintings and Sculpture, exh. cat., New York, 1984)
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