- "Hahahahaha! Hahahahaha!" I don't think I've ever heard such booming laughter. "My art is upside down and inside out. Absolutely. I've always said that. You might be quoting me there, hahahahaha! I would say that to make new art, you need to make new space. The modernist space, all the great modern art, has been like the rocket, phallic, onwards and upwards. The new space is the opposite of that. It's in the gutter, it's deep, dark, inverted, it's inside out. If you think what the space of the internet is, it's a curious non-space - it's like it's turning itself inside out because that way you can create so much more space by going in and deep. So this is, in a curious way, the future, and it links psychologically to the past and, of course, as you say, it's sexual." He likes to answer a question fully, does Kapoor.-
'My art is upside down and inside out' ...
Anish Kapoor with the Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago. Photograph: AP