Kapoor has reworked Beuys' poster of his performance piece I Like America and America Likes Me, 1974 to feature an image of Kapoor along with the text ''I Like America and America Doesn’t Like Me.''

Anish Kapoor, I Like America and America Doesn’t Like MeImage: Anish Kapoor Anish Kapoor, I Like America and America Doesn’t Like Me
Image: Anish Kapoor

In a statement, the artist said: ''I call on fellow artists and citizens to disseminate their name and image using Joseph Beuys' seminal work of art as a focus for social change. Our silence makes us complicit with the politics of exclusion. We will not be silent.''

Kapoor's piece pays homage to Beuys' 1974 performance piece, for which he wrapped himself in felt upon arrival at JFK airport before being taken to the René Block Gallery by ambulance. At the gallery he spent three days with a torch, a cane, a wild coyote and a felt blanket. The idea of the piece was that Beuys' never saw any of nor stood foot on American soil.

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