The gigantic work of Jaume Plensa has arrived at the Rockefeller Center and has become the favorite snapshot of those who visit the center of NY. The Frieze art fair has placed its spectacular sculpture 'Behind the walls'in one of the most visited places in the Big Apple, showing the head of a woman who covers her eyes. The work will be exhibited until June 28.
The sculpture of Jaume Plensa It is part of the outdoor exhibition that the Frieze Gallery among the Rockefeller complex buildings, together with works by various artists, such as Joan Miró, Nick Cave, José Dávila and Pedro Reyes Jaguar.
The Barcelona sculptor has just had a wide exhibition in the MACBA of Barcelona and at the Crystal Palace in Madrid, so he has become the fashion artist, although his career is long and recognized, with his works in Britain, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Canada, United States, Australia, Korea or China.
The play 'Behind the walls'It is made of white plaster and has dimensions of about seven and a half meters high, as if it wanted to compete with the gigantic buildings that surround it.
It is not the first work of Jaume Plensa That triumphs in New York. In March, one of his works, 'Voices' ('Voices'), was installed in one of the hallways of a building hudson yards set, a place that has become one of the city's new favorite attractions.
Another of the works of Jaume Plensa that impresses when you see her is Anna, located in the atrium of the Basilica of Montserrat, which can be visited as of this weekend.
Inside of Frieze Fair in New York you can also explore Jaume's work 'Carlota'. A work in stainless steel that transmits calm through heads with eyes closed.
His best known work is Crown Fountain, located in the middle of a fountain in Chicago.