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Pot for Her

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Pot for Her

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Anish Kapoor
British, born India, 1954

Date

1985

Medium

Mixed media and pigment

Accession #

1999.104

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Known for his lyrical, abstract sculptures, Anish Kapoor states, “I wish to make sculpture about belief, or about passion—about experience that is outside of material concern.” Pot for Her beautifully demonstrates the dualities characteristic of Kapoor’s art. The recumbent blue form is simultaneously figurative and abstract, phallic and vaginal, organic and geometric. The work’s title and swelling middle imply that it is some sort of vessel. Its opening is hidden, however, rendering the interior an imagined space full of mysterious possibilities.

Credit

The Lenore and Burton Gold Collection of 20th Century Art

Image Copyright

© Anish Kapoor