Anish Kapoor - Blood Solid

Blood Solid, 2001
lacquered bronze
12 1/2 inches (32 cm) high x 36 inches (91 cm) in diameter
edition of 8
Anish Kapoor's Blood Solid is a lacquered bronze ovoid in an edition of eight. The form captures a drop of blood as gravity pulls it towards a surface, elongating and flattening its shape the instant before breaking apart.
About the Artist
Anish Kapoor (b. 1954, Bombay) is one of the most influential artists of his generation. Kapoor represented Great Britain in the 1990 Venice Biennale where he won the Premio 2000. The following year he was awarded the Turner Prize. The artist's wildly popular Cloud Gate (2004) in Chicago’s Millennium Park rapidly became an icon of the city. More recently, Kapoor's ArcelorMittal Orbit (2012-2014) was conceived for Olympic Park in London and is Britain's largest work of public art.