03 April 2015

New Israeli stamp depicting sculpture by Anish Kapoor


The Israel Museum - 50th Anniversary

Turning The World Upside Down, Jerusalem – Anish Kapoor 2010

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Date of Issue : 14 April 2015

On April 14, 2015 Israel will issue a set of three stamp commemorating 50th anniversary of the Israel museum.  One of the stamps depicting modern sculpture by Anish Kapoor, a British-Indian sculptor, born in Bombay.

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2. Shrine of the Book,1965           3. Synagogue Hanukkah Lamp, Eastern Europa, 18th Century 

Courtesy – Eli Moallem, Israel


Anish_Kapoor Sir Anish Kapoor, (born 12 March 1954) is an Indian sculptor. Born in Bombay, Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s when he moved to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design.

He represented Britain in the XLIV Venice Biennale in 1990, when he was awarded the Premio Duemila Prize. In 1991 he received the Turner Prize and in 2002 received the Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. Notable public sculptures include Cloud Gate in Chicago's Millennium Park; Sky Mirror, exhibited at the Rockefeller Center in New York City in 2006 and Kensington Gardens in London in 2010;Temenos, at Middlehaven, Middlesbrough; Leviathan, at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2011; and ArcelorMittal Orbit, commissioned as a permanent artwork for London's Olympic Park and completed in 2012.

Kapoor received a Knighthood in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to visual arts. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Oxford in 2014.

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