Blood Cinema200077 1/4 x 77 1/4 x 18 3/4 in. acrylic and steel
Provenance Lisson Gallery, London
Lenore and Richard Niles Collection, United States
Sale, Christie's London, 6 February, 2008, lot 32
Private Collection, acquired at the above sale
LiteratureDavid Anfam, Donna De Salvo, Johanna Burton, Richard Deacon. Anish Kapoor, Phaidon, London
DescriptionBlood Cinema is an elegant and interactive masterwork of steel and acrylic by Anish Kapoor. The artist’s most notable works are grand-scale public installations that explore perception, captivating and challenging viewers worldwide with iconic public installations such as Chicago’s Cloud Gate (2006) and in his well-known glass and mirror pieces. Resting on the floor like an oversized lens, Blood Cinema warps the viewer’s perspective and distorts its environment through ethereal shades of red, epitomizing Kapoor's capacity for viewer immersion.