“Laura” by Artist Jaume Plensa

Wow!
The Albright-Knox has a new outdoor art installation that is absolutely breathtaking. This is one of those works of art that must be seen in person, as no photograph could capture the impressive size of the work, let alone the wild marble striations that give the piece so much character and warmth. According to a friend at the Albright-Knox, “The sculpture is made of Macael Marble from the Andalusia region of southern Spain. It weighs 30 tons and is 20 feet tall. The sculpture is named after a family friend and is the largest marble sculpture that the artist has done to date.”
If you don’t live in the city, and you were thinking about heading in to shop on Elmwood, or anywhere else in the city for that matter, make a point to stop by the gallery to see this marvelous work of art located on the north side of the building. 
The area where the sculpture has been placed, was the former location of artist Do Ho Suh’s Karma 2010 bronze sculpture, which is now magnificently perched on the back steps of the gallery facing Gala Water (see here). 
Both of the aforementioned works of art are two of my favorite outdoor art installations that I have ever come across at the gallery, and I would be upset to see either one of them leave, as they look as if they were made specifically for the Albright-Knox. I could not think of better locations on the grounds for each, as they enhance the appearance of the building tremendously. 
Well done!
Title:  “Laura”
Artist:  Jaume Plensa, Spanish Artist
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Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Catalyst behind the Pierce-Arrow Film Arts Center. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Themed New Years mayhem at various locations. Next up: Porchfest... Also offers package tours of the city for groups or individuals. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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