Artist defends London's Olympic tower

Artist defends London's Olympic tower

LONDON, May 11 (UPI) -- The artist who designed the 377-foot-tall tower for London's Olympic Park compared criticism of the work to early criticism of Paris' Eiffel Tower.

British Olympic tower to attract 1 million

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A 375-foot tall sculpture set for London's Olympic Park could attract 1 million visitors a year after the 2012 games are over, officials said.

Records show tourists damaging Brit art

LONDON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Collections of art in some of Britain's top museums and galleries have suffered accidental damage at the hands of tourists, official records show.

Competitors seek statue spot in London

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The six latest model artworks submitted for use on an unoccupied plinth in London's Trafalgar Square range from a car destroyed in Iraq to a family of meerkats.

Major sculpture lost in trash

LONDON, March 17 (UPI) -- An art storage company that apparently dumped a work by a prize-winning London sculptor in the trash now owes a lot of money.

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'The Bean' dedicated in Chicago

CHICAGO, May 15 (UPI) -- A 110-ton sculpture, popularly called "The Bean," was formally dedicated Monday in Chicago's $500 million Millennium Park to the strains of a jazz composition. "Fanfare for Cloud Gate," was written by jazz trumpeter Orbert Davis and performed with the Chi

Futuristic 'Bean' sculpture to hide

CHICAGO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The shiny 110-ton stainless steel sculpture "Cloud Gate" disappears from public view in Chicago's Millennium Park next month and won't emerge until Spring.
Anish Kapoor
People look at their reflections in Cloud Gate, a sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, in Millennium Park in Chicago on March 31, 2011. The sculpture, commonly know as "The Bean" is one of the park's most popular features. UPI/Brian Kersey

Anish Kapoor CBE RA (born 12 March 1954) is a British sculptor of Indian birth. Born in Mumbai (Bombay), Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s when he moved to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design.

He initially began exhibiting as part of New British Sculpture art scene. He went on to exhibit internationally at venues such as the Tate Gallery and Hayward Gallery in London, Kunsthalle Basel, Haus der Kunst Munich, Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, Reina Sofia in Madrid, MAK Vienna, and the ICA Boston. He represented Britain in the XLIV Venice Biennale in 1990, when he was awarded the Premio Duemila Prize. In 1991 he received the Turner Prize. Notable public sculptures include Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Chicago, and Sky Mirror at the Rockefeller Center, New York.

Anish Kapoor is a Royal Academician and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2003. He is also a Distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association.

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