New art for park tipped to be world’s best

Kapoor design to feature in "one of finest recreational parks in the world"

Anish Kapoor, the Indian-born artist, has unveiled images of a huge sculpture for a £222 million park that is touted to become “one of the finest recreational in the world”. The 125-ton polished steel blob likened to a bean or drop of mercury will stand in Michigan’s Millennium Park, which has been beset with delays, and includes design by Kathryn Gustafson. The ongoing project will boast a music pavilion designed by Frank Gehry, famous for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and a modern fountain by Catalan designer Jaume Plensa. Local mayor Richard Daley said of the park first conceived in 1997, it would become “one of the finest recreational and cultural spaces of any city in the world.” Anish Kapoor last hit the headlines for artwork in the UK. Marysas, a giant sculpture of red PVC fabric stretched over a tubular metal frame, filled the massive Tate

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