Explore new ideas for your art collection in Scotland this summer



2015-06-26 12:30:40

Explore new ideas for your art collection in Scotland this summer

The Edinburgh Art Festival featuring Anish Kapoor should give collectors plenty of inspiration

Where next for your art collection?

If you're in Scotland over the next few weeks a visit to the Edinburgh Art Festivalmay be just the inspiration your portfolio needs.

Running until September 4 as part of the Edinburgh Festival, this year's event will feature Anish Kapoor's first solo exhibition in Scotland.

Perhaps best known in the UK for his large trumpet-installation at London's Tate Modern in 2002, US readers may be familiar with Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago, which at 10m is the world's most expensive public artwork.

The Indian-born sculptor represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1990 and received the Turner Prize the following year.

 Anish Kapoors 10m Cloud Gate in Chicago

His worksare valued extremely highly by collectorsalthough entry-level pieces also occasionally appear: Kapoor's 1996 gouache Blue Square sold for 7,200 at Bonhams in 2007.

His offerings to the exhibition, housed in the Edinburgh College of Art, include a large bell covered in characteristic red paint.

Art lovers will be able to unearth gems by undiscovered talents during the four week festival,which will also feature the first major show of pop artist Robert Rauschenberg's workfor several decades.

The festival's director Sorcha Carey commented: "EAF is unique in the range and diversity of the practice it showcases and gives festival visitors the opportunity to experience the very best in international visual art in the world's festival city."

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