Sky Mirror (for Hendrik) is a gift from Kapoor commemorating De Pont's twenty-fifth anniversary

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Sky Mirror (for Hendrik) is a gift from Kapoor commemorating De Pont's twenty-fifth anniversary

"We are really happy to have connections with many artists. With Anish, it came to result in this amazing sculpture in front of the museum. We were both in our late 20s to early 30s when we got to know each other. This initial contact has remained over the years; he allows me to visit his studio, we can talk about things - it is not always goal driven and our conversations always remain open and interested." - Hendrik Driessen.

Sky Mirror (for Hendrik) is a gift from Kapoor commemorating De Pont's twenty-fifth anniversary

In 2017 De Pont is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. The museum first opened its doors in 1992 thanks to the generous support of Dutch businessman and attorney J.H. De Pont (1915-1987). To mark this occasion, and in recognition of Kapoor's long-standing relationship with the museum, the British artist has created a sculpture of stainless steel, six meters in height. The art work is placed in a water garden specially designed for it by the landscape architect Sophie Walker

De Pont is often considered as a talent foundry for many of the artists who have started their career there and have gone on to become internationally renowned: Anish Kapoor, Marlene Dumas, Jeff Wall, Luc Tuymans, David Claerbout, Roni Horn, Berlinde de Bruyckere and many more. 

Artdependence Magazine conducted an interview with Hendrik Driessen, museum's director, and asked about the special connection De Pont Museum has with Anish Kapoor. "We are really happy to have connections with many artists. With Anish, it came to result in this amazing sculpture in front of the museum. We were both in our late 20s to early 30s when we got to know each other. This initial contact has remained over the years; he allows me to visit his studio, we can talk about things - it is not always goal driven and our conversations always remain open and interested." - Hendrik Driessen.

Sky Mirror (for Hendrik), 2017. Stainless steel, 650 x 250 cm on stainless steel plinth in garden designed by Sophie Walker. Photo Peter Cox.

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