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Jaume Plensa to come to Durham?

Posted by on Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Excellent catch from Kevin at Bull City Rising:

click to enlarge Jaume Plensa's 9-foot-tall glowing "Tattoo," which was displayed at Duke's West Campus Plaza from October 2006 through May 2007
  • Jaume Plensa's 9-foot-tall glowing "Tattoo," which was displayed at Duke's West Campus Plaza from October 2006 through May 2007

Remember Jaume Plensa, the Spanish artist whose proposed light-and-water installation for downtown Raleigh was ignominiously scrapped two years ago?

Well, BCR unearthed a building application for the Durham Performing Arts Center site that has Plensa's name on it, in the form of something called the "Plensa Vault."

The potential connective tissue could be Jim Goodmon, owner of much of land adjacent to DPAC. Goodmon offered $2.5 million to support the doomed Raleigh installation, and he's also given three Plensa pieces to the N.C. Museum of Art. However, BCR notes that Goodmon doesn't seem to be on the building permit.

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