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  • Shadows III, Plate 9 by Anish Kapoor
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  • Shadows III, Plate 5 by Anish Kapoor
  • Anish Kapoor

    Shadows III, Plates 5 (blue variant) and 9 (purple variant), 2009
    Etchings printed on 300 gsm Somerset Textured Soft Paper
    30 5/8 x 40 1/8" each

    Born in Mumbai, India in 1954, Sir Anish Kapoor, CBE RA moved to England in the early 1970s to study at Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art and Design, London. Kapoor represented Britain at the 44th Venice Biennale in 1990, and in 1991 received the Turner Prize.

    Although the artist currently lives and works in England, he was inspired by both Western and Eastern cultures. Kapoor's prints do not confront viewers with a narrative. Rather, it is a psychological experience of associations facilitated by color and positive and negative spaces. Simple curved forms, usually monochromatic and brightly colored define Kapoor's aesthetic, inspired by mounds of brightly colored pigment in the markets and temples of India.

    Shadows can be viewed in the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, Conference Center, Floor 3.

    For additional information, contact Elaine Tinetti, Art Program Administrator.