The controversy over Anish Kapoor’s vast French horn-esque sculpture sited in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles outside Paris rumbles on. Kapoor told the French press that the vast, 60m-long funnel, entitled Dirty Corner, represents “a queen’s vagina taking power” (but Kapoor says that he was misquoted, telling the BBC that “a work has multiple interpretive possibilities”).
The London-based sculptor is showing a golden mirror work with Lisson Gallery at Art Basel which, ahem, suggests multiple interpretive possibilities. Kapoor was at Art Basel on Monday, so we thought we’d ask him about the French “sex organs scandal”. What about the row in France, we tentatively enquired. “Fuck ’em!” was Kapoor’s rather racy and robust riposte.
SOURCE THE ART NEWSPAPER 2015.