Anish Kapoor

Adam

1988–9

Artist
Anish Kapoor born 1954
Medium
Sandstone and pigment
Dimensions
Unconfirmed: 2390 x 1205 x 1040 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of Edwin C. Cohen (for A., A., A. and J.) 2000
Reference
T07592

Not on display

Display caption

The cavity carved out of this sandstone block is coated with a blue pigment. The physical presence of the anthropomorphic stone is combined with the visual experience of immersion into an apparently infinite chasm of blue. One of Britain’s best-known artists, Kapoor has described his interest in cavities and voids in terms of a ‘sensual uncertainty’, gaining access to an unstable series of forces which are both external and internal, physical and unconscious.

Gallery label, November 2016

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