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Old 09-27-2012, 07:52 PM
cerberus cerberus is offline
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Cloud Gate Model/Paperweight

It would be nice to keep a little bean on my desk, cannot find one anywhere.

Posters, calendars, screen savers, yes. Architectural models, paper weights, no dice.

Is there a reason for this?
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:03 PM
Seanette Seanette is online now
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That's the silvery blob thingie we saw in "Source Code", right?
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:22 PM
cerberus cerberus is offline
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You've found a nickname for Cloud Gate that would irritate Kapoor even more than The Bean.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:25 PM
Mr Downtown Mr Downtown is offline
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Yes, a sculptural representation would infringe the artist's copyright in the sculpture. A two-dimensional photographic or artistic representation does not, by the terms of US statute.

Interestingly, some of the major donors to Millennium Park did get maquettes. I was touring a private art collection last year and asked the homeowner about his. "Oh, that's the most expensive piece in the entire house," he said with a wink.
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