The Bean by A.Kapoor
Interest of the Time, the New York Times and many others, the #art critic Edward Lifson called it “the largest public #work of art in the world”.
This majestic #sculpture from the early 2000s by the British artist Anish #Kapoor is nicknamed “The Bean” cause it recalls the shape of the legume.
☞ Do you know…
‣ The original name is “Cloud Gate” and it’s a structure made up of 168 stainless #steel plates welded so that no joining point is visible on the external surface.. this makes it perfectly smooth and shiny. Its huge dimensions are 10 × 20 × 13 meters and its weight is around 100 tons.
‣ It’s located in #Chicago Illinois (USA), at the center of the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park and the studied location ensures that the #skyline of the city is reflected on it, offering spectators a fun game of very “photogenic” perspectives. It’s also possible to go inside, under the 3.7 meters arc where the “omphalos” (in Greek “navel”) is located, a concave chamber that curves and further distorts the reflected #images.
*the use of our iconic red is an editorial choice and does not represent the original version of the work.
⇒ Date: 2004-2006
⇒ Material: Stainless steel
⇒ Dimensions: 1000 x 2000 x 1300 cm
⇒ Site: Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA