(photo by Lee Bey)
The late Andy Warhol's famed Silver Clouds is billowing around the interior of IIT's Crown Hall. It's worth checking out.
One thousand helium-filled mylar balloons--seemingly with minds of their own--rise and float around the interior of the Mies van der Rohe-designed glass pavilion/masterpiece/home to the IIT's College of Architecture. Warhol and engineer Billy Klƒ¼ver created Silver Clouds, which debuted at Leo Castelli Gallery in New York in 1966, and it became an instant icon of modern art. The folks at the Mies van der Rohe Society at IIT say the Crown Hall showing of Clouds is the biggest installation of the work yet, with scores of balloons joyously animating the modernist building's huge interior.