Each year the French Ministry of Culture and Communication invites a leading artist to create a work that responds to the exceptional architectural space of the Grand Palais in Paris. For Monumenta 2011 Indian-born artist Anish Kapoor has created Leviathan, a 75,000 cubic-meter balloon made of PVC vinyl. While the exterior may appear to be opaque and aubergine in color, the inside, which visitors are welcome to enter, is a translucent cherry red. If you know me well, you’ll know that I have an unexplainable fear of balloons. But if I were in Paris, this would just be too damn good to pass up experiencing in person. Honestly, incroyable!
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WOAH!!!!! Soooooooo cool!
This is insane. I love this idea, I can’t believe how beautifully it’s executed.
What?!?! The INSIDE?!?! You can go IN that balloon?! That is amazing.
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Thats pretty cool!
as long as your hands are over your ears you could do it!
could you imagine if that thing popped??? eeek.
Honestly WTF is that? I need it in my house.
kinda scary but i’d totally go in it.
At first I didn´t realise that it was THAT big, but picture 3 and 4 set me right.
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Holy cow! That is insane! Love it.
I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has to put their hands over their ears when faced with balloons! We should form a club 🙂
WOAH this is amazing!! i wanna be there with my camera
I like how monumental art like this can be.
The scale of this is so entriugeing. Love it!
Love Anish Kapoor. This looks amazing…
Oh my god, I would love the be there!
I’m the same way about balloons. That thing is kinda scarey. Definitely cool though.
I just saw this a couple weeks ago in Paris! Truly incredible. It changes depending on the time of day — We went around 11 at night right before it was closing and instead of being totally red inside it was this eery maroon color with certain bright red spots. Stunning!
I took these same pictures! They however they are nothing compared to actually being there. SOO amazing. Kudos.