Anish Kapoor commission unveiled at 56 Leonard Street, New York
2 February 2023
A large reflective sculpture by Anish Kapoor has now been unveiled at 56 Leonard Street in New York City.
The yet-to-be-titled work, which shares many formal features with the artist’s iconic Cloud Gate (2006) sculpture in Chicago, is 19ft tall at its highest point, and is situated at the corner of Church and Leonard streets in Tribeca.
Unlike the freestanding Chicago sculpture, the new Tribeca work appears wedged beneath the canopy of 56 Leonard, a luxury condominium building better known as the “Jenga Tower” due to its cantilevering volumes that resemble the game’s dangerously teetering woodblocks. The tower was designed by renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron for real estate development firm Alexico Group, which also commissioned Kapoor’s sculpture.
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