Madison Square Park Conservancy Presents the NY Public Art Debut of Jaume Plensa


NEW YORK, NY.- Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art presents the New York public art premiere of internationally acclaimed artist Jaume Plensa, featuring a new monumental, site-specific sculpture for Madison Square Park. Plensa’s Echo marks the single largest monolithic work of art presented in the 7-year history of Mad. Sq. Art, on view May 5 through mid- August 2011. Echo, Plensaʼs new site-specific installation serves as a monument to everyday people, both within and without Madison Square Park. Creatively inspired by the presence of the 9-year old daughter of a restaurant proprietor near Plensaʼs home in Barcelona, the 44-feet tall sculpture comprised of white fiberglass resin depicts the face of this inspiring young girl in a dream state from the neck, up. Plensaʼs sculpture, made from marble gel-coated fiberglass-reinforced plastic, can be sited on the central Oval Lawn of Ma