“Sky Mirror” is a contemporary sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor, made famous not only for its design, but for that which is reflected in it. Commissioned for the exterior of  “Nottingham Playhouse” theatre, “Sky Mirror” is made from stainless steel and weighs more than ten tons. Measuring six metres in height, the sculpture is a concave plate that reflects its constantly changing surrounding landscape, projecting it upward to the sky. The sculpture was built in Finland where the artist and staff had access to unique, innovative technology.

In 2007 “Sky Mirror” was voted by the citizens of Nottingham and its tourists as the English landmark of which they are most proud. From 2010 to 2011 “Sky Mirror” and three other sculptures by Kapoor were temporarily relocated to the gardens of Kensington Palace in London for a hugely successful modern art exhibition on turning the world upside down. There are two other versions of “Sky Mirror”, one in the Hermitage museum, in Saint Petersburg and the other, which is larger than the original, in “Rockefeller Center” in New York City. Built in 2006, the experience of walking in front of the sculpture is truly shocking, as skyscrapers and the sky appear to capsize around you.

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