Sculptor Anish Kapoor apparently likes to sleep where he works. The artist whose 40-ton steel sculpture sits at the base of Alexico and Hines’ condo tower at 56 Leonard just purchased an apartment in that very building.
Kapoor paid $13.57 million for the four-bedroom unit in the 57-story tower designed by Herzog de Meuron. The residence features a private entrance with North, West and South exposures, offering views of Midtown, the Hudson River and the One World Trade.
It also boasts 12-foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, Appalachian white oak flooring and three private balconies.
The British-Indian sculptor received a knighthood in the 2013 and received an honorary doctorate from Oxford in 2014. An image of Kapoor features in the British cultural icons section of the newly designed British passport. He also owns exclusive rights to Vantablack, the blackest substance known — can’t wait to see his interiors!
Kapoor created a mirrored bean-shaped object that sits beneath 56 Leonard, a very similar work to his famed “Cloud Gate” in Chicago aka “the bean.”