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UK Indian sculptor to display work in NY

Ashish Kapoor, a leading Indo-British sculptor, will display his work "Sky Mirror" at New York's Rockfeller Centre next month.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2006 14:23 IST

An NRI sculptor Ashish Kapoor's work will be showcased at New York's Rockefeller Center next month.

Kapoor is a leading British-Indian sculptor. His first solo exhibition was held in 1980 at the Patrice Alexandre in Paris. From then onwards, he gained international recognition for his minimal style of work.

Kapoor was born in 1954 in Mumbai to Indian-Iraqi parents. After attending Doon School in India, he moved to England in 1972 where he lives now.

Kapoor studied art initially at the Hornsey College of Art, London, in 1973 and later at the Chelsea School of Art Design.

He often visits India and has acknowledged that his art is inspired by both Western and Eastern cultures.

Kapoor's work, though restrained in form, is always sensual, often employing richly pigmented colours.

This time, at the Rockfeller Centre, Kapoor will display his work "Sky Mirror" - a three-storey-tall reflective stainless steel sculpture.

The sculpture is now being given final touches in Oakland, California.

The sculpture's concave side will face New York's Rockefeller Plaza and invert the skyscraper in it reflection.

Next year, another of Kapoor's work, a six-metre-tall block of black granite, will be permanently showcased at Hanover Square in Lower Manhattan in memory of the victims of 9/11.