The Year of Anish Kapoor

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imagine..., Winter 2009 Episode 1 of 6

Duration: 55 minutes

Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation, known for works of staggering complexity and scale. He now faces his biggest challenge yet as the first living British artist to have a solo show occupying the entire Royal Academy gallery. His response is a series of audacious installations.

With exclusive access to his studio, Alan Yentob follows him through a period of intense productivity. Kapoor talks candidly about his childhood in India, his early years as an artist and his creative process.

An insight into one of Britain's most accomplished and popular sculptors.

  • Photo: Shooting into the Corner

    Photo: Shooting into the Corner

    Anish Kapoor's Shooting into the Corner(2008-09), installed at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the Austrian Museum for Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (MAK) in Vienna.

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    Go to the Focus on Sculpture Season website
  • BBC Archive: British Sculptors Collection

    BBC Archive: British Sculptors Collection

    In association with the BBC Four Focus on Sculpture Season, this collection explores the work of a series of influential British sculptors.

    Go to the BBC Archive: British Sculptors Collection website


Alan Yentob
Matthew Springford
Matthew Springford
Executive Producer
Janet Lee
Executive Producer
Alan Yentob


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