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From an Important European Collection

Anish Kapoor

Form 1 / Water Pendant

Lot Closed

October 6, 05:57 PM GMT


15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


From an Important European Collection

Anish Kapoor

b. 1954

Form 1 / Water Pendant

2009, signed A. Kapoor, edition 2/10, stamped DSGH, London hallmark for 2009, in original box

22k yellow gold round pendant with choker

pendant diameter: 1⅝ in.; 4 cm.

choker diameter: 5⅛ to 5¼ in.; 13.1 to 13.4 cm.

Louisa Guinness Gallery, London

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Diana Küppers, Künstlerschmuck = objets d’art, Hirmer, Munich, 2009, p. 98 for similar example

Louisa Guinness, Art as Jewellery: From Calder to Kapoor, ACC Art Books, Suffolk, 2018, p. 198

If a traditional jeweler was making a 22k gold Form 1 necklace, they would see the need to add a stone. Kapoor’s careful mathematical design, however, allows the wearer to have a relationship with the work of art as well as use the object as adornment. His monochromatic, deceptively simple works that challenge ideas of rationality and perception through the interplay of curvilinear forms, reflective surfaces, and size are exemplified in this small piece that is more than it appears.