LARGER THAN LIFE

India Today - - 17 GLOBAL INDIAN -

Be­cause even though he is an artist, it’s fun to talk about him in com­mer­cial terms. Ac­cord­ing to a re­cent sur­vey, his work had seen a to­tal turnover of Rs 168.25 crore in 2018-19, mak­ing him the most suc­cess­ful In­dian artist alive

Be­cause he doesn’t take his suc­cess for granted: “I am the luck­i­est man alive. I ex­pected to spend my life teach­ing art rather than be­ing able to be an artist”

Be­cause it’s not just his art, he makes you think too. In March, he said in a Guardian in­ter­view. “If I was a young Mus­lim, would I feel an­gry enough to have joined ISIS? I would at least think about it”

ART OF DARK­NESS

In 2016, Kapoor bought the ex­clu­sive rights to a deep, dark colour called Vantablack. Said to ab­sorb 99.96 per cent of light, the colour is so black you al­most can’t see it. Other artists were right to protest Kapoor’s mo­nop­oly, but the dark­ness he bought has proven per­fect for his art

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