Echo is the first sculpture Spanish artist Jaume Plensa has ever assembled in New York City. It is also the largest and most expensive piece that the park has ever commissioned. The artist has always wanted to display his work in this area of the city and found that this creation with its message to the common man was perfect for this bustling venue.
This beautiful span of green is usually filled with sunbathers, office workers on lunch and others enjoying the green. It is also home to many bold and well fed squirrels. Today, the towering face is moonlighting as a scarecrow for the green picnic area. It’s funny to see that most of the park’s puffy tailed residents are keeping a safe distance from the area surrounding the 44′ tall block of marble.
The Catalan artist, Jaume Plensa, has bought a very touching and beautiful piece to Madison Square Park. This awesome vision named Echo will be peacefully resting in Madison Square park from now until August 14th.