Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor in Chicago

Posted by The G on September 20, 2012 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Anish Kapoor.

 

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor in Millennium Park in Chicago

“Cloud Gate” also known as “The Bean” by Anish Kapoor in Chicago is probably the coolest public sculpture you will ever see.  It looks like a bean made out of liquid mercury, but in fact is stainless steel.  Situated in the center of Chicago’s Millennium Park, from every possible angle, the reflections you see are spectacular.

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

Whether you are seeing mirror images of the magnificent skyline of Chicago or just distorted images of the people looking at their reflections, you could literally spend hours at Cloud Gate without ever getting bored.

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

Underneath the center of “the bean” was perhaps the trippiest view of all.

The Center of The Bean

The Center of The Bean

Of course, you can’t just see Cloud Gate by day.  You must check it out at night for a completely different perspective.

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate at night.

It was also very cool to see so many people that might not typically be so into art interact with the sculpture and be so enamored with it.

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

If you are in the Chicago area, “Cloud Gate” is a must see!  Best news of all, it’s FREE!

 

Anish Kapoor at Gladstone Gallery

Posted by The G on May 8, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Anish Kapoor.

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor at Gladstone Gallery in New York through June 9, 2012

Indian born and London based artist Anish Kapoor has two great exhibits showing in New York simultaneously at Gladstone Gallery (through June 9, 2012).  Pictured above is one of 22 free-standing cement sculptures (and can be seen at the 515 West 24th Street location).

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor (back view)

The second of the 2 part exhibition takes place at Gladstone Gallery (located at 530 West 21st Street) and is a massive dome-shaped sculpture (hollow in the center). Anish Kapoor will be unveiling Britain’s largest public art work at the 2012 Olympics later this year and you know it will be amazing!

Until then, the duo of Anish Kapoor exhibits are running at Gladstone Gallery in New York through June 9, 2012.

Spotted at the opening of these exhibits were writer Salman Rushdie as well as artist Matthew Barney along with Bjork and of course Anish Kapoor was on hand and after the jump, see a photo of me with the artist.

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