In the news:
A major new acquisition for SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park
A major new sculpture by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa, titled “Echo,” will be installed at SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park in the spring.
Seattle Times NW Arts & Life editor
Jaume Plensa’s “Echo,” a 46-foot resin-and-stone-dust head, will rise at the Olympic Sculpture Park next spring, Seattle Art Museum announced Thursday. The sculpture depicts the serene face of a 9-year-old girl, who was a fixture in the sculptor’s neighborhood. (More of the Catalan artist’s work here.) The artwork is a gift from SAM trustee and art collector extraordinaire Barney Ebsworth.
“Echo” once lived in Madison Square Park in NYC; here’s a fun video of its installation.
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