Chicago’s new Millennium Park

Can a public place be copyrighted? In Chicago it supposedly can…

The Reader recounts the experience of photojournalist Warren Wimmer’s attempts to photograph Anish Kapoor’s sculpture, Cloud Gate (more commonly known as “the Bean”). When Wimmer set up his tripod and camera to shoot the sculpture, security guards stopped him, demanding that they show him a permit. Wimmer protested, replying that it’s absurd that one needs to pay for a permit to photograph public art in a city-owned park.


Cloud Gate

More Flickr photos of “the Bean.”
Flickr photos of Millennium Park

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