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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, PITTSBURGH

Anish Kapoor
UNTITLED 
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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93

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, PITTSBURGH

Anish Kapoor
UNTITLED 
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art

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Anish Kapoor
B.1954
UNTITLED 
Signed, dated and inscribed 'B6 / Anish Kapoor /  '85 / B6' on reverse 
Gouache and color pigment on card
22 ¼ x 15 in. (56.5 x 38.1 cm.)
Executed in 1985 
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 3 December 1993, lot 316 
Lehr Berlin, 28 April 2018, lot 241  

Exhibited

Sydney, Ray Hughes Gallery, Anish Kapoor on Paper 1975 – 1987,  24 October - 18 November 1987

Literature

Exhibition catalogue, Anish Kapoor on Paper 1975 – 1987, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, 1987, illustration p. 19, pl. 11

Catalogue Note

Bombay-born Anish Kapoor is best known for his large scale sculptural works, however his paintings on paper are an integral part of his practice. From very early on in his career, Kapoor has made two-dimensional works in ink, acrylic, gouache, oil, pigment and earth on both paper and oil. As the artist states “I think I am a painter who is a sculptor… For me the two things have somehow come together, so that I am making physical things that are all about somewhere else, about illusory space.” (Anish Kapoor, interviewed in Art Monthly, May 1990, http://www.lissongallery.com/exhibitions/anish-kapoor--13). Like his sculptural works his compositions ‘are almost, primeval, like Ur-signs speaking directly to innate human passions. Blood-red tendrils and black voids appear and reveal a darker, more intimately charged presence, as if these highly textured surfaces are  the very corporeal tissues of the psyche’. (Anish Kapoor: Works on Paper, March 9 - April 14, 2007, Gladstone Gallery, http://gladstonegallery.com/exhibition/1333/press)

Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art

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New York