Replica of Chicago's 'Bean' in Chinese parking lot is not a replica, says Chinese media
A sculpture that looks a whole lot like artist Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate, Chicago's iconic public sculpture more commonly known as "The Bean", has been erected in a parking lot in the western China city of Karamay.
The Chinese piece is apparently not a replica, but was inspired by oil that's extracted from the region, since, you know, oil looks like a 40 foot tall metallic, bean-shaped bubble. Kapoor considers China's new parking lot sculpture to be plagiarism and is threatening to sue, according to the Chicago Tribune.
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The Holland Village in Shanghai is a quiet town with a windmill next to a river.