The highly anticipated “Blu³eprint” by UW–Madison’s Faisal Abdu’Allah was unveiled last week on Tuesday, Feb. 22, and now stands in front of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMOCA) on State Street in Madison.

Abdu’Allah, an internationally acclaimed artist and professor with the School of Education’s Art Department, is the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art and the associate dean of the arts in the School of Education.

Carved from Indiana limestone and measuring almost seven feet in height, “Blu³eprint” depicts Abdu’Allah sitting in a barber’s chair, “a nod to the significance of the barbershop both within his artistic practice and his personal history,” according to MMOCA’s website. He realized the sculpture in collaboration with Italian stone carver Martin Foot and Quarra Stone Company in Madison.