Da Bean

May 31, 2011


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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