Anish Kapoor

Three

1982

Medium
Pigment, plaster and polystyrene
Dimensions
Displayed: 785 x 3500 x 790 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1989
Reference
T05721

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Anish Kapoor’s sculptures deal with ideas of sexuality, spirituality and the sacred. Three consists, paradoxically, of four separate forms, two of which are coated with loose pigment. The forms suggest complex, organic structures that are both voluptuous and repelling.

Kapoor has said: ‘I don’t wish to make sculpture about form-it doesn’t really interest me. I wish to make sculpture about belief, or about passion, about experience, that is, outside of material concerns.’

Gallery label, August 2004