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Last Week for NYC’s Giant Asian Head
She is quietly judging your diet as you consume a double cheeseburger and slurp a hopscotch concrete.
This giant Asian head will leave Madison Square Park (probably best known as the location of the original Shake Shack) after August 14. The artist is Jaume Plensa of Barcelona and this nontalking head is known as Echo.
From a distance, it looks as if the face (so life-like, it seems ready to open its eyes and speak) is projected onto a blank wall, but as one approaches, the marks of a sculpture become more clear.
Even though the installation was just for a little while, it’s nice to know that Asians can still get a head in the city.