Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Echo aka “the Big Head” Madison Square Park

Echo from Greek mythology is forty-four feet tall with a white marble-dusted surface on exhibit in Madison Square Park by Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa born in Barcelona in 1955. Plensa has exhibited more than 30 major public art projects around the world. Echo is his New York City public art debut.

Located Between Fifth & Madison Avenues, 23rd & 26th Streets in Manhattan, Madison Square Park has existed as a public space since 1686. Named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States, Madison Square was formally opened as a public park in 1847.

Substantial Sponsorship for Echo is provided by MANGO, Tiffany & Co., and Galerie Lelong.

Support for Echo is provided by Roberta and Michael Joseph, Toby Devan Lewis, Gerald Lippes and Jody Ulrich, Ronald A. Pizzuti, Danny and Audrey Meyer, Sorgente Group, Time Out New York, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Ace Hotel New York, NYC & Company, and Anonymous patrons. Delta Air Lines is the official airline of Mad. Sq. Art. This project is supported in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Mad. Sq. Art is made possible by the leadership and generosity of the many friends of the Madison Square Park Conservancy.

Echo aka the Big Head

Echo aka the Big Head

Echo aka the Big Head
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TEXT RESOURCES: Madison Square Park Conservancy

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