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This is the first time the main galleries of London's Royal Academy have been taken over by a living artist, and Anish Kapoor has made good use of the space

Indian artist Anish Kapoor is reflected as he poses for photographs in front of a piece entitled "Vertigo" during the press view for the Anish Kapoor solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. The exhibition opens to the public on Sept. 26 and surveys the career of the Turner Prize winning sculptor, showcasing a number of new and previously unseen works.

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A performer fires a large pellet of coloured wax which forms part of the piece "Shooting into the Corner" during the press view for the Anish Kapoor solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The exhibition opens to the public on Sept. 26 and surveys the career of the Turner Prize winning sculptor, showcasing a number of new and previously unseen works.

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A visitor views sculptures by British artist Anish Kapoor.

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Anish Kapoor poses for a photograph with his sculpture 'Svayambh.'

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British artist Anish Kapoor poses for a photograph with his new sculpture 'Tall Trees and the Eye' at the Royal Academy of Arts.

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A man stands in front of a piece entitled "Slug" during the press view for the Indian artist Anish Kapoor's solo exhibition.

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Art enthusiasts admire an artwork entitled "As If to Celebrate I Discovered a Mountain Blooming with Red Flowers 1981" a wood, cement, polystyrene and pigment sculpture.

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Wax deposits left by Anish Kapoor's moving train sculpture 'Svayambh' fill a gallery at The Royal Academy on September 22, 2009 in London.

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A visitor looks at her distorted reflection in Anish Kapoor's sculpture entitled 'Vertigo' at The Royal Academy. The Anish Kapoor exhibition runs from September 26 to December 11, 2009.

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British artist Anish Kapoor poses for a photograph with his sculpture 'Yellow' at the Royal Academy of Arts in London September 22, 2009. The gallery is holding a major retrospective of Kapoor's work.

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