Artist Anish Kapoor’s London house occupied by protesters

London 2012 Olympic park sculptor and artist Anish Kapoor’s empty Georgian house in London was occupied by protesters to hold an arts events and protest against the Games.

The group of protesters, called Bread and Circuses, staged an Olympics protest arguing that the Games are a means of distracting people from important economic and social issues. They also protested that Kapoor's art work for the Olympics - the Orbit tower - that will cost £15 in entry fees is a means of corporate greed and demonstrates monopolistic capitalism. 

The phrase Bread and Circuses actually refers to a plan to garner approval through diversion and distraction rather than through exemplary actions. 

The protesters said they had "liberated" Kapoor's house -- a five-storey property on Lincoln's Inn Fields, one of central London's most picturesque and expensive garden squares, reported the Guardian.

Kapoor, the artist of Indian-origin, bought the property in 2009 but it has been left empty since.

Kapoor is the designer of London 2012’s ArcelorMittal Orbit tower, a 115-metre tall sculpture and observation platform. The steel tower cost £22.7m and a bulk of this cost was met by Indian steel billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, owner of ArcelorMittal. The Orbit tower is the UK's largest piece of public art and the tallest sculpture. Built at the London 2012 Olympics site, the observation area of the tower gives a view of the London skyline and a bird's eye view of the Olympics stadium. 

58-year-old Kapoor is currently working on a granite monument in New York's Hanover Square to commemorate the British victims of the 9/11 US attack. 

The British sculptor who was born in Mumbai submitted his "orbit" proposal. The Greater London Authority (GLA) selected Kapoor's proposal  over five other artistic proposals to become the permanent artwork for the Olympic Park.

 Kapoor, CBE, has been honoured with Turner Prize award in 1991. Turner Prize, organised by the Tate gallery, is awarded to a British visual artist under the age of 50. Kapoor has also been honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2012 -- The third highest civilian honour in India.

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