Da Bean

May 31, 2011


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People are familiar with Da Bean in profile, which is actually properly named Cloudgate by sculptor Anish Kapoor.  The real delight lies in walking under the sculpture, because a complex pattern of curves bounces around a lot of light and makes some wildly different reflections.  I took this photo when it was a really sunny day a few summers ago.

Also, Anish Kapoor is reputed to dislike that Chicagoans call it “The Bean”.  I would advise him not to take this too personally; Chicago is real blue collar and we have a serious fixation on food here.

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