Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Artist of the Week - Anish Kapoor















It is always exciting for me to find out about a new artist I didn't know about! This artist, born in India, lives in London and is one of the most sought after public art artists today. This work, "Cloud Gate" (aka The Electric Kidney Bean or The Bean) , is a new istallation in Chicago, Mr. Kapoor's first commissioned public art in the United States. Public art always generates a lot of comment from the general public! This particular piece (80% of the surface reflects the sky, therefore the origin of the name) incorporates the viewer into the piece and the scene reflected in the piece as they approach the sculpture. You can even walk under the piece, as the open space below is 9' high. Check this artist out for yourself - he has a large range of varied, large scale work, representing space!

2 comments:

Ziggurat said...

(excitement). I was just there, three weeks ago, experiencing the awe of the bean. Its truly an amazing, one of a kind of experience. So many people come together in the piece, they make the art together, whether they like it or not. I took many pictures, so I'll bring them in for you & others to see them soon. Maybe a good art club topic?
.ziggurat.

Anonymous said...

So I was in Chicago this summer and I am very sorry to say that I didn't get to see the bean. It looks amazing...