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Coming home

art-and-culture Updated: Nov 08, 2010 14:26 IST
Dipankar De Sarkar
Dipankar De Sarkar
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For the past two decades, artist Anish Kapoor has been considered one of the greatest living sculptors of our time. His larger than life works are certainly among the most expensive art pieces in the world. The 56-year-old artist, who moved to London from Mumbai, in the early 1970s, is set to have his first-ever exhibition in India later this month.

“It is a kind of home-coming I suppose. But, in the end I want to do the right kind of show in the right way — I hope we can do that,” said Kapoor in an interview to HT in London.

His maiden exhibition in Delhi will open at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi on November 28 and at the Mehboob Film Studios in Mumbai — the city of his birth — two days later. The show, which will feature 30 sculptures, is being organised by the British Council, the Indian government and fashion house Louis Vuitton.

In 2009, a sculpture by Kapoor was displayed at the India Art Summit for the first time. It sold for Rs 1.25 crores. This time around, his aim is not to make money, but to reach out to the masses.

“The Indian art world is still small. One of the things we are trying to do with this show is to reach beyond the art world and do something which is open to the public properly,” he says.