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Kapoor Shows Scatological Work, Builds Olympics Orbit

Assistants raced to construct a 26-foot-high steel orb in time for the opening. Anish Kapoor, creator of the piece, balanced on the edge of a Le Corbusier chair in the gallery’s waiting room, looking rather calm.

Dressed in black pants, a black crew neck and Yohji Yamamoto sneakers, he sipped a glass of water and smiled convincingly.