What do Anish Kapoor and the Blenheim Business Association have in common?
Give up? They have the same polished sphere guy. Who would have thought it?
But, yes, the company behind Blenheim’s newest artwork – as part of the Marlborough Mile project – also boasts the celebrated, and knighted, British-Indian sculptor among its clients.
And while Global Stainless might have seen their Kapoor creations grace the likes of the Royal Academy of Arts, in London, and the Spanish Guggenheim Museum, in Bilbao – Adam’s Place, in the centre of Blenheim, can be quite arty too.
* Mini replica of first plane to cross Cook Strait to get Marlborough Mile off the ground
* Chicago’s ‘Bean’ inspires New Zealand’s ‘polished’ pea
* South Taranaki District Council offered gift of sound mirrors for town park
* Famed sculptor Anish Kapoor buys a condo above one of his latest works
It had a large stone hand holding a coin until recently. It was called ‘Heads Nor Tails’, and warned against a life focused solely on financial gain. Woah, deep.
But it’s been bumped down the road to make way for the new Global Stainless piece, an 8m stainless steel sculpture, designed by Robin Rawstorne, who had always wanted to do something based on an orrery (a mechanical model of the solar system, to save you a Google).
The shiny kinetic sculpture features the Sun, the Earth and…
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