Art within art within art: Painting Cloudgate

April 16, 2010


(photo by Lee Bey)

I was walking through Millennium Park in February, 2007 when I took the above photo of Chicago artist Chris Heck working on a composition of Anish Kapoor's Cloudgate with the Michigan Avenue streetwall in the background. Art begetting art, as it were.

Anyway, I posted the image on my flickr page and moved on. Then not long ago, three years later, I got a flickr comment from none other than Heck himself.

"I remember you taking my picture and never really thought anymore about it," he said. "It looks great. Ill have to post a pic of the finished painting for you to see." And he did:

And I dig.