Cloud Gate2004/2006Sculptor: Anish KapoorMillennium Park, Chicago, IL, USAKnown affectionately as “The Bean,” the Cloud Gate stands at 33 feet by 66 feet by 42 feet, and weighs in at 110 tons. Indian-born, London-based artist Anish Kapoor used liquid mercury as the inspiration for the sculpture, which distorts and manipulates images reflected on its surface. A little known fact is that it’s actually hollow inside!
What do you think? Art, or eyesore?

Cloud Gate
2004/2006
Sculptor: Anish Kapoor
Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA

Known affectionately as “The Bean,” the Cloud Gate stands at 33 feet by 66 feet by 42 feet, and weighs in at 110 tons. Indian-born, London-based artist Anish Kapoor used liquid mercury as the inspiration for the sculpture, which distorts and manipulates images reflected on its surface. A little known fact is that it’s actually hollow inside!

What do you think? Art, or eyesore?

  1. carlospry reblogged this from fuckyeaarthistory
  2. musicloverr88 reblogged this from basisforcomparison and added:
    I have seen it but I’m like the only one without a picture of my reflection in it haha. I’ve seen it like once and I...
  3. agentizzy353 reblogged this from fuckyeaarthistory and added:
    As a piece of public and interactive art- I believe that it is totally effective. I got to visit it once by myself while...
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  5. nicolewankel reblogged this from fuckyeaarthistory and added:
    Art!
  6. theonceandfuturequeen reblogged this from basisforcomparison and added:
    I love the Bean!! :)
  7. kentuckybobbi reblogged this from basisforcomparison and added:
    the beannnn! :)
  8. delanceybrothers reblogged this from basisforcomparison and added:
    Omg I love the bean. I went to it everyday when I was in Chicago for starship
  9. kmax101 reblogged this from basisforcomparison and added:
    I have seen and interacted with The Bean in person. Cloud Gate is a fabulous piece of interactive public art.
  10. mypaintbynumberdreams reblogged this from basisforcomparison and added:
    I saw this from a distance this summer, but they didn’t let us stop and see it. :/
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