AUCTION LONDON Bombay born UK based sculptor Anish Kapoor was the only Asian artist in the top 10 prices achieved at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale at Bond Street London on July 2 2008.
Kapoor’s untitled black belgian granite work achieved a price of US$960,575. Born in 1954 and educated at the Chelsea School of Art and Design, Kapoor emerged in the 1980’s as one of a number of British sculptors working in a new style.
Chinese and Japanese artists dominated the Asian showing at this 371 lot sale of international contemporary art. They were presented together with a handful of other Asian artists from India Pakistan and Korea (including the up and coming TV Santosh, art Basel show stopper Subodh Gupta and Raqib Shaw from India, the increasingly popular Pakistani artist Rashid Rana and Kang Hyung Koo from Korea).
Chinese artists included Zao Wouki, Yue Minjun, Yang Shaobin, Ai Weiwei, Wang Guangyi, Yan Pei Ming, Zhan Wang, Li Shan, Ling Jian.
Japanese artists included Yoshimoto Nara, Takashi Murakami, On Kawara, Hiroshi Sugimoto and others.
Source: www.sothebys.com Image details: Anish Kapoor, Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Chicago
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