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Artist Furious After China Totally Rips Off Chicago's Bean Sculpture

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.13.2015 | World

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but the artist behind Chicago's most famous piece of public art begs to differ.  Chi...

September: Chicago at Its Best

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Chicago is notorious for its less than perfect weather, which changes, seemingly, every few minutes. Two weeks ago, the very moment my plane landed ...

Down With the Bean!

Anne Sobel | Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago
Anne Sobel

Chicago, there are so many other images that can symbolize you more succinctly, more accurately, more artfully.

In Praise Of The Bean

Daniel Maidman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I haven't been back to Chicago since 1996. Among the things I've missed was the creation of Millennium Park, and with it, of the Bean, a 100-ton sta...

WATCH: Anish Kapoor Gets A Disco Makeover

Posted 02.13.2012 | Arts

Cloud Gate, the commandingly large sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor known affectionately as "The Bean" is the focus of a new project that will make yo...

Art and the Public Domain: Olafur Eliasson, Tomas Saraceno, and Ai Weiwei at the GSD

David Glick | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts
David Glick

The Divine Comedy, a current exhibition at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, features world renowned artists known for blurring the boundaries be...

Defense Dept's $600k Fairy Sculpture

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 06.02.2011 | Arts

Department of Defense (DOD) employees moving into a new building this fall may start their days walking past a sculpture of a toad with a ten-foot fai...

The Return of the Wizard

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda


Cold and Quiet

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

After a few mild days it seems we are getting back to freezing again this week - not yet as deep as before but still time to bundle up. And we will be...

Cultural Transformation: '00s Clock In Big Changes For Chicago | Mark Caro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You would have needed a powerful crystal ball if you were standing at the corner of Monroe Street and Columbus Drive on Jan. 1, 2000, trying to glimps...

If the Sears Tower can Change Color, Then so can Other Chicago Landmarks

Greg Boose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Boose

Paste the entire Northern Trust building with hundred dollar bills from the government. Employees and clients can grab a handful whenever they please.

Daley: Bill The Vandals For Reparing The Bean

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Message to the vandals who scratched graffiti on Chicago's stainless steel sculpture known as "The Bean": The mayor wants you to pay for the repair. ...

Millennium Park Bean Sculpture Vandalized

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police are investigating this morning after discovering that someone scratched a name into the Bean in Millennium Park. The scrawl read "Pete...