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Anish Kapoor rolls right into Warwickshire

Sculpture at Rollright
Click the image above to see a virtual tour of the sculpture in its stunning temporary site
The beautiful and mysterious Rollright Stones on the Oxfordshire border were turned upside down in 2003 by an extraordinary Anish Kapoor sculpture.

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Visitors to the Rollright Stones near Long Compton were delighted to discover a sculpture had 'landed' within the main stone circle during the summer of 2003.

 Sculpture at Rollright
Visitors peering into the sculpture at Rollright
The artwork, by world-famous sculptor Anish Kapoor, was in Warwickshire as part of the Art Fund Extraordinary Art project.

During the event, works from Britain’s national and regional collections were put into new and unusual surroundings throughout the country.

Choosing the Rollright Stones was an inspired idea. Already a mysterious and atmospheric place, the sculpture emphasised my sense of wonder as I approached the stone circle.

The beautiful shining steel blob caught the sunlight and reflected the stones - and probably their energy - making a stunning experience.

Anish Kapoor also enjoyed the work's new setting and said: "I hope this will show that the modern and the ancient have the same intention and will bring new audiences to appreciate the beauty of both".

Installation details

 Sculpture at Rollright
The sculpture sits like an extra stone in the circle
Turning the World Inside Out (made by Anish Kapoor in 1997) was at the Rollright Stones from 14 July - 25 August 2003.

Click the large image button above to see a 360-degree view of the sculpture installed within the stones.

Visiting the stones

Follow the link on the left to read all about the legend of the Rollright Stones and to enjoy a virtual tour of the site.

For details on visiting the stones call the site on 01608 642 299.

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