If you've ever been to Chicago, one of the images you probably retained was the sculpture "Cloud Gate" (2004), which some have nicknamed "the bean," by Anish Kapoor. Located in Millennium Park, at the heart of the city's center, it's difficult to miss.
Kapoor's name is in the news at present, because his construction of a "Leviathan" for the Paris 2011 Monumenta exhibit is generating unusual reactions and enthusiastic interest. The Monumenta exhibit runs from May 11 to June 23, at the Grand Palais, in Paris.
Monumenta 2011 (www.monumenta.com).
Design (May 12, 2001).
Anish Kapoor's website (www.anishkapoor.cop).