Cloud Gate, the Bean, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois

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Cloud Gate, the Bean, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois. Handcrafted in the USA 3/4" thick wood by Cat’s Meow Village.


This monumental 110-ton arched, inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high., 42 feet wide, and cost $11.5 million.  It reflects earth, ground, and sky.  Named on June 29, 2004, by Anish Kapoor (born in Bombay in 1954), he is one of the most prolific and respected sculptors in the world. 

Located in Grant Park, "The Bean" is a multi-layers experience from the participant's personal space upon entering the 9 foot high gate, to the exterior where Chicago's skyline is reflected  This is Kapoor's first-ever site-specific installation in the United States, giving you something to reflect on, mirrors the rebirth of Chicago and anchoring Chicago's Millennium Park.

Look for Casper, our black cat mascot, purrhaps reflecting on the standard Chicago bean pun, "Bean there done that!"

Handcrafted in Wooster, Ohio, this scene is cut from 3/4” thick wood with colorful print on the front and a description on the back. Buy it for a friend or add it to your Cat’s Meow collection. It sets neatly on a mantle, shelf, or desk. Or perch it on your wainscoting or the trim above your windows or doors.