Next Madison Square Park Artist, Jaume Plensa, Getting Big-Headed

11/30/2010 4:40 PM |

Jaume Plensa Sculpture Madison Square Park

While we’re still digging the shit out of Jim Campbell’s pixelicious lightbulb video sculpture installation in Madison Square Park (on view through February), ArtDaily drops news that the next artist to take New York’s most high-profile public art venue has already been selected: Barcelona-based sculptor Jaume Plensa. Specifically, the Spaniard will be installing a new site-specific sculpture titled “Echo” (quite similar to “Dream,” pictured), which will be a 44-feet-high head of a 9-year-old girl, slightly squeezed. What will a giant white head look like plunked down in the middle of Madison Square Park? Probably exactly like the Photoshop facsimile we just whipped up, right after the jump.

Jaume Plensa Sculpture Madison Square Park

The real white fiberglass resin sculpture, which depicts the face of the daughter of a restaurant-owner near Plensa’s home, will go on view May 5, and remain in place through the middle of August 2011.