Anish Kapoor Unveils His First Permanent Public Artwork in New York City

The Anish Kapoor sculpture at the base of the Herzog & de Meuron designed 56 Leonard Street was completed in January 2023 and is now an accessible public art installation.. Image © Iwan Baan

On January 31st, construction scaffolding and barriers were disassembled from the site at 56 Leonard Street, revealing Anish Kapoor’s first permanent artwork in New York City. The 48-foot-long, 19-foot-tall, 40-ton sculpture is nestled partially beneath the Herzog & de Meuron-designed residential building in the Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan. The mirrored sculpture is reminiscent of Kapoor;’s work called Cloud Gate, also known as “The Bean,” in Chicago, US.

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