Kapoor's "Sky Mirror" Debuts
(BBC News, September 20, 2006)
A magnified version of its twin at the Nottingham Playhouse, sculptor Anish Kapoor's dazzling Sky Mirror recently arrived at NYC's Rockefeller Center. The enormous stainless steel disc measures 33 feet across and weighs 23 tons. The mirror will remain at the site for six weeks before moving to another city. The colossal object fits in with the Bombay-born artist's other large-scale works, which include Marsyas , a steel and crimson PVC structure installed in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, and Cloud Gate , a stainless steel ellipsoid that rests in Chicago's Millennium Park. Kapoor has also been commissioned to create the centerpiece sculpture at a planned memorial garden near New York's Ground Zero to commemorate British victims of the 9/11 attacks.