Chicago Bean

Chicago Bean and Hot Wheels "Fast Gassin"

A fun pair: a reflective tanker truck by the shiny Chicago Bean

What’s shinier than the 110-ton Chicago Bean? Why a Hot Wheels Heavy Tanker Truck! With its reflective chrome tank, this Hot Wheels is quite the photogenic truck. Sheer power with eight exhaust pipes rising up behind the stout cab. Oversized fenders over the wheels. I couldn’t avoid buying this toy at Target this week (along …

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Sylvester Stick in Chicago Bean reflection

Sylvester Stick loves the Chicago Bean and the Louisville Slugger logo

Amidst the hectic tourists of Chicago’s Millennium Park lies a number of peaceful sections. A line of eight Sycamore trees is reminiscent of the Gardens of Versailles in France. This gallery of tress is one of my favorite quiet areas to walk through during my daily walk to the Chicago Bean for lunch. Today, an …

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2018 Topps Star Wars Masterwork GAMORREAN GUARD 1-1 SKETCH BY GLENN SAVAGE

Gamorrean Guard looks like the Chicago Bean

The roundness of this Gamorrean Guard illustration reminds me of the Chicago Bean. EVERYTHING reminds me of the Chicago Bean these days. Glenn Savage has done other sketch cards for Star Wars. The Gamorrean Guard is my favorite. This is pretty cool. I took Glenn Savage’s Gamorrean Guard sketch card deepart’ed it with my Bean …

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Chicago Bean looking a little bit like a John Singer Sargent painting

Merging a John Singer Sargent painting with the Chicago Bean

The John Singer Sargent exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago is closing this weekend. Thankfully my brother informed me of that this morning. Now that I work within walking distance of the Art Institute, I wanted to take full advantage of being able to hop right in. What a joy it is to take …

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Neil Armstrong’s Moon bootprint as origami crane

Reflections on the Chicago Bean

One of the world’s most iconic public artworks is right across the street from my new workplace. That famous artwork? The 110-ton reflective bean in Chicago. Installed in 2006, this mirrored sculpture hit the ground just in time for our culture’s selfie obsession. People love taking photos of themselves of the bean. You can’t help …

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how to take photos of the chicago bean

From Metroblogging Chicago: The deal with the Bean is that you can take a crappy camera and sort of wave it in the general direction of the Bean with your eyes closed and you take, every time, a freakin’ awesome picture. It’s magical.