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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Giant Head, in Madison Square Park

Mad Sq Head
Photo by myself in Madison Square Park.

A giant 44-foot high head has been erected in the middle of Madison Square Park. The sculpture is the creation of Jaume Plensa, an artist from Barcelona.

New Yorkers lolled on the grass nearby, enjoying the sun. We've been having rainstorms alternating with beautiful, sunny days with low humidity.

This sculpture is distorted in a strange way. I think the head is shaped as an oval rather than a circle. From each angle, the features changed in subtle ways.

For more about the huge sculpture, click here.

Related posts: 'Zodiac Heads', Outside the Plaza Hotel, Found Art, in Midtown and Homage to Warhol, in Union Square.


anne mancine said...

Isn't this also where the Statue of Liberty's arm was displayed before the rest of her was shipped over from France, or am I wrong about that?

Kitty said...

Hi Anne!!
You're right, the arm was displayed in the park in the late 1800's.

What a sight that must have been.

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Hi Kitty!

Wow! It looks like if the head was virtually inserted in the picture. Nice park!
Hope you are fine!