Man injured by sculpture after falling into 8-foot cartoonish hole

Anish Kapoor and "Descent Into Limbo." (Photo: Joaquim Norte de Sousa/Serralves Museum and Park)
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Anish Kapoor and "Descent Into Limbo." (Photo: Joaquim Norte de Sousa/Serralves Museum and Park)

Credit: Joaquim Norte de Sousa 2018

Credit: Joaquim Norte de Sousa 2018

A museum visitor was injured by a sculpture when he fell into a cartoonish-looking 8-foot hole that is part of the art installation.

There are warning signs around the sculpture and museum personnel inside it, however, an Italian tourist in his 60s fell into it Aug. 13, Publico reported. The man, who has not been identified, was treated for a back injury and released from a hospital.

The installation was closed temporarily while museum officials determine if other safety measures need to be made.

Kapoor describes the work as "a space full of darkness, not a hole in the ground."

Kapoor, an internationally renowned artist, might be best known in the U.S. for “Cloud Gate,” a Chicago sculpture more commonly referred to as “The Bean.”

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