Last week we said that Instagram could be a goldmine of visual candy if you allow it to be, but it can also be a meaningless vacuum of shit shots from wannabe photogs. One artist running riot up and down that spectrum is British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor – who recently debuted himself on Instagram as @dirty_corner – an account that delivers dirty corners to the forefront of your feed.
Originally stamping posts with the time and date that the photos were presumably taken, Kapoor’s now exploring the wonders of the hashtag, amping up the mystery and simply typing #dirtycorner and #anishkapoor on each. Leaving followers and art critics alike to interpret posts themselves: “Looks like a muppet holding a sandal,” says one, another, “this is the dirtiest corner I’ve ever seen”.
Borrowing the name from one of his earlier publications, as well as his controversial – and sadly vandalised – sculpture erected in Versailles, which Kapoor revealed was created to resemble “the vagina of the queen coming into power”, @dirty_corner has already garnered over 2,500 followers. Take from it what you will, we’re just glad someone’s giving those dirty corners the platform they deserve.