Kapoor work on display at Sabancı Museum’s collection
Anish Kapoor’s ‘Double’ is open to visits at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum.World renowned Indian-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor’s work titled “Double” has been included in the permanent collection of the Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM). The work, which is open to display in the garden of the museum, is the first artwork from a museum collection in Turkey that is open to visits.
“Double” was first displayed during the exhibition “Anish Kapoor in Istanbul,” opened at SSM in September 2013 and continued until Feb. 2, 2014. The 33 pieces in the exhibition came from Kapoor’s private stone yard situated amid the railway arches of south London where, over the years, he and his team have chipped and polished hundreds of tons of alabaster, granite and rock.
The three- to 1.70 meter artwork, which weighs 5.3 kilograms, was one of the largest and heaviest works in the exhibition. It was completed in 2006.
During the Kapoor exhibition, the museum began talks with Kapoor to include this work in its permanent collection. It was sent from London on June 6 and arrived in Istanbul on June 14.