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Gigantic Head Sculpture Coming To Biscayne Boulevard

Gigantic Head Sculpture Coming To Biscayne Boulevard

A gigantic sculpture of a head will soon be installed on Biscayne Boulevard.

Related Group has purchased the 40-foot tall sculpture, known as Awilda. It was designed by artist Jaume Plensa.

The sculpture will be installed on the corner of 14th and Biscayne, in front of Related’s upcoming Auberge condominium tower. It had previously been on display in Chicago’s Millenium Park, and locals interviewed there were disappointed that it was being removed.

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Public art that isn’t Britto? Whoa

Jacob
Jacob

In Miami’s defense, we also have a lot of Botero around, which I personally dig.

Anónimo
Anónimo

So nice of Related to give us head, giant head.

Anonymous
Anonymous

this will look great at that intersection…..auberge appears to be selling quite well….I live in this neighborhood and have been waiting for 10 years for all this….now bring on something cutting edge on genting property !!

Anonymous
Anonymous

The casino bill doesn’t look like it’s going to pass, meaning genting will probably be empty for another few years

marc
marc

Or sell.

Anonymous
Anonymous

that is really an option….I can see related buying this and having from bay to ne 2nd ave to develop a residential/commercial/convention center that would be the envy of most cities…lets hope they talk to genting if genting bails on miami

Anonymous
Anonymous

Genting and Related were already talking about that property…

Anonymous
Anonymous

it doesn’t have to be a casino but at least something already. But something great never the less.

IloveMiami
IloveMiami

This is great. I’ve seen this piece in Chicago at Millennium Park. That’s a park a world class city can be proud of. Not only did it have this piece but also the two water towers with video projections and the Cloud sculpture dubbed “The Bean”. Gehry’s beautifull pedestrian bridge and concert pavillion are fantastic. Chicago is filled with outdoor fountains and incredible pieces of public art. To me, those are things are significant components of true world class cities. Many of Chicago’s public art pieces have been donated by philanthropists and corporations for the benefit and enjoyment of the city’s residents. No taxpayer money. There isn’t a lot of posturing about how that money could be used to feed the homeless or build another free clinic. It’s just art for art’s sake. Even with the poor neighborhoods and the gang violence and the unemployed, the city has not lost touch with the aesthetics of public art. That’s true world class. I’d love to see that spirit here. I hope we reach that point…soon.

GyroMeat
GyroMeat

Recently was in Chicago for the marathon and saw this up close. AWESOME

Anonymous
Anonymous

I didn’t know this gigantic head stands also in Chicago. . . interesting.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It started in Chicago, you guys are getting our old ass art

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh my bad. I read it wrong. Anyhow, while we’re taking your stuff, Can you give us the Willis tower too ? :)-

Anonymous
Anonymous

So art becomes worse and worthless when old? Guess some people missed that memo.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Chicago is a great city with a lot more history than Miami. But Miami takes Chicago in general. The beach, condos, homes, women, restaurants, and weather. Sorry but its the truth.

Eddie
Eddie

This particular piece was on exhibit temporarily at Millennium Park in Chicago. It was part of a larger show of Jaume Plensa’s sculptures. It is a wonderful piece that will look fantastic in its new home. Do some research before displaying your second city inferiority complex.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This will be a beautiful addition to the boulevard. I just hope there will be something to keep drunks from hitting it!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Is this one of those absurd Easter Island meets Mr. Potato Head turd columns from Icon Brickell? what is it with Perez and big heads? one of these days, maybe they’ll plunk HIS swelled cabeza down on a street corner and we’ll know it’s finally over.

jorge perez\' ego
jorge perez\' ego

HEY GUYS IT’S ME!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s pretty ugly honestly. Chicongo can keep it

suomynona
suomynona

I’m not at all impressed by it. Nor do I see its appeal. But…if somebody wants to display it publicly like this, I’m all for it. Not like it’s hurting anyone.

Anonymous
Anonymous

No thank you, we are on to something better. Its yours.