Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

GIANTS STILL IN THE PIPELINE, SAYS ANISH; Sculptor Launches Book on Temenos

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

GIANTS STILL IN THE PIPELINE, SAYS ANISH; Sculptor Launches Book on Temenos

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Byline: LINDSAY BRUCE lindsay.bruce@eveninggazette.co.uk

FIVE multi-million pound giant art installations planned for Teesside will go ahead, according to Temenos creator Anish Kapoor.

Visiting Middlesbrough to officially launch the Temenos book, capturing the creative process behind the world's largest sculpture, Anish confirmed plans for the other four Tees Valley Giants are still on track.

Anish said: "There's been a lot in the media about the rest of the work not going ahead but that's simply not true. It's still happening."

The Tees Valley Giants was intended as a PS15m series of five art installations by Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond.

The artwork was planned for Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Stockton, with the 110m long and 50m high Temenos being the first and only project to be completed so far, costing PS2.7 million.

The Giants project was launched in July 2008 by Tees Valley Regeneration and will be the world's largest public art series if completed.

Although he would not be pressed on what stage the work is at, Anish added: "These things take time, and don't forget we have entered into tough economic times since then.

"I'm not prepared to say where and when they will be installed but suffice to say it's a work-in-progress."

VISION: told of The Mumbai-born sculptor, who is also the man behind "orbit" - the asymmetrical tower in London's Olympic park, was visiting Middlesbrough for the first time since Temenos was officially opened in June 2010. …

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