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!

 

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