Olympic artist's house occupied by protesters


A disused house belonging to sculptor Anish Kapoor, who designed the Olympic Park’s landmark red tower, has been illegally occupied by anti-capitalists for a one-day arts event, the group said yesterday.

Members of “Bread and Circuses” recently entered the five-storey Georgian building in Lincolns Inn Fields, one of central London’s most attractive and exclusive garden squares, to protest against corporate involvement in art.

It is the first in a series of planned protests by the group targeting next month’s London Olympics and other events. Members include some veterans of the London Occupy anti-capitalist movement who pitched their tents outside St Paul’s Cathedral earlier this year. Kapoor’s spiralling Olympic tower is largely sponsored by steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal. – (Reuters)