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Johns Hopkins Hospital gets Monet-inspired artwork exterior

The new Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, which was dedicated by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is the largest ever artwork created by Spencer Finch, an artist renowned for installations that play with light and colour.

The Monet-inspired artwork adorning the exterior of the new Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is the largest ever created by Spencer Finch, an artist renowned for installations that play with light and colour.
The shimmering 26-colour curtain wall, made up of coloured aluminium panels sandwiched between glass etched in a frit pattern, is one of the largest artworks anywhere, and is visible for miles. The building, which was dedicated by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, opens to the public on 1 May.
The inside of the building also contains 11 super-sized sculptures by set designer Robert Israel.
The work is just the latest in a trio of new, super-sized art installations. In Washington, artist Doug Aitken has transformed the cylindrical facade of the Hirshhorn Museum into a giant movie screen, while  at the Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art, artist Michael Heizer has created Levitated Mass using a 340-ton megalith.

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