Anish
Kapoor

In an unprecedented collaboration between artist and architect, the tower designed by Herzog & de Meuron is seamlessly integrated at its base with a specially commissioned work by sculptor Anish Kapoor. The relationship between building and sculpture is so closely cultivated that they appear to form a single unified object, exemplifying true synergy between art and architecture. A 1991 winner of the Turner Prize and recipient of the Unilever Series commission for the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, Kapoor’s work was recently the subject of a major American retrospective at the ICA Boston. Just as with Herzog & de Meuron, Kapoor uses the powers of material and form to viscerally address the viewer. 56 Leonard will be his first permanent public work in New York.

Anish Kapoor, Sculptor 56 Leonard Condos

Portrait, Anish Kapoor, 2007
Photo: Phillipe Chancel

Anish Kapoor, Sculptor for 56 Leonard Homes
Anish Kapoor, Sculptor for 56 Leonard Apartments in Tribeca
Anish Kapoor, Sky Mirror 2006

Sky Mirror, 2006
Anish Kapoor
Stainless steel, 35 ft diameter, presented by Tumi at Rockefeller Center
Organized by Public Art Fund, hosted by Tishman Speyer, on view Sep 19 – Oct 27, 2006
Photo: Seong Kwon Photography
Courtesy: Public Art Fund

Anish Kapoor, Sky Mirror View

Sky Mirror, 2006
Anish Kapoor
Stainless steel, 35 ft diameter, presented by Tumi at Rockefeller Center
Organized by Public Art Fund, hosted by Tishman Speyer, on view Sep 19 – Oct 27, 2006
Photo: Seong Kwon Photography
Courtesy: Public Art Fund

Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate in Chicago

Cloud Gate, 2004
Anish Kapoor
Stainless steel, 33 ft × 66 ft × 42 ft, Millennium Park, Chicago
Courtesy of the City of Chicago and Gladstone Gallery, New York
Photo: Patrick Pyszka, City of Chicago

Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate in 2004

Cloud Gate, 2004
Anish Kapoor
Stainless steel, 33 ft × 66 ft × 42 ft, Millennium Park, Chicago
Courtesy of the City of Chicago and Gladstone Gallery, New York
Photo: Peter J. Schulz, City of Chicago

Anish Kapoor’s Marsyas 2002

Marsyas, 2002
Anish Kapoor
PVC and steel, Inst: Tate Modern, 2002–2003
Photo: John Riddy
Courtesy: Tate, London