25 August 2007

Sky Mirror

Sky Mirror, by the British (Mumbai-born) artist Anish Kapoor, consists of a concave mirror in polished stainless steel measuring 2.5 metres in diameter that 'makes the world turn upside down, giving the illusion of bringing the sky down to street level.' It stands in front of the Casino and has replaced Jean-Michel Folon's poetic Bird Fountain, which will displayed elsewhere in the Principality.

This sculpture was given to Monaco by Mrs. Lily Safra. The artist, a Turner prize-winner said, 'Lily saw Sky Mirror and decided to offer it as a gift to the Principality. Prince Albert was "brave" enough to exhibit it on the Place du Casino - such a symbolic setting of the Principality.'

Personally, I was bowled over by this sculpture. You'll see reflected in the mirror, the casino and terrace of the Café de Paris. The photo below shows the Casino in the background.

8 comments:

Rambling Round said...

I am honored to be the first to congratulate you on your 200th Monaco post! This sky mirror is fantastic!

isabella said...

"Double your pleasure, double your fun!"

Congratulations again, Miz Jilly!
What a cool sculpture!

Tara's Talk said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your 200th post! :) I love the photos! They are beautiful!

Sally said...

bit of a SNAP! today on our blogs. And great for 200 posts!
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Gail's Man said...

All the best for your 200th. We also have a Sky Mirror outside the Nottingham Playhouse. You'll find a photo of it on my site. I took it last year. Come and have a look.

Neva said...

Congratulations on your 200th(or is 400 since you do at least 2 blogs?!) I really like this piece. How interesting.

Gail's Man said...

Hi Jilly, it's June 30 2006.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I really how you caught reflection in the mirror ! Then many congratulation about your 200 !!!! I can't wait to see more and more and more and...

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