While surfing on internet tonight I saw this inspiring sculpture. It's the Cloud Gate sculpture at Millennium Park, Chicago by the artist Anish Kapoor. The Cloud Gate sculpture, also known as "The Bean" is one of the highlights of Millennium Park. Designed by the artist Anish Kapoor, the Bean sculpture is made of 168 highly polished stainless steel plates - giving the appearance of liquid mercury. Up close, the highly reflective nature of the sculpture captures the beautiful skyline of Chicago. What a beautiful and impressive piece of art!
More about the artist
Anish Kapoor (Bombay, 1954) has lived in London since the early 1970s where he began his distinguished career as a student at Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art Design. Over the last 20 years, Kapoor has emerged as one of the most prolific and respected sculptors in the world. In July 2004, Kapoor unveiled his first-ever site-specific installation in the U.S. with a monumental work that anchors Millennium Park.
The internationally-acclaimed Anish Kapoor has had solo exhibitions of his work in venues such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Kunsthalle Basel, Reina Sofia in Madrid and CAPC in Bordeaux. He has also participated internationally in many group shows at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, The Royal Academy and Serpentine Gallery in London; Documenta IX in Kassel; Moderna Museet in Stockholm; Jeu de Paume and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Public collections of Kapoor's works are on view at a broad range of international cultural institutions.