High Line


With the mission of fostering a dialog with the surrounding neighborhood and urban landscape, High Line Art — curated by Cecelia Alemani — presents a wide array of provocative artworks in a range of media. Pictured above is I want a president, Zoe Leonard‘s 1992 text-based work installed on the occasion of today’s election. Here are several more works that can be seen on the High Line.

 Tony Matelli, Sleepwalker — for Wanderlust, a group exhibition exploring the themes of walking, journeys and pilgrimages


And alone at dusk


Matt Johnson, Untitled — repurposed original High Line rail track  — for Wanderlust


 Kathryn Andrews, Sunbathers II, as seen at dusk


Barbara Kruger, “BLIND IDEALISM IS REACTIONARY SCARY DEADLY, an adaptation of a quote from Frantz Fanon


Photo credits: 1 & 6 Lois Stavsky; 2 & 4 Dani Reyes Mozeson and 3 & 5 Romare Taylor

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For the past several months, visitors of all ages to the High Line have been busily constructing and reconstructing an imaginary cityscape. Presented by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, the collectivity project, an installation of two tons of white LEGO® bricks, is part of the High Line’s open-air group exhibition, Panorama. Here are a few images that we captured:

Selecting the bricks


Encountering some frustration

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Building with LEGO blocks


Fashioning the cityscape


A city-in-progress


The collectivity project continues daily 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on the High Line at West 30th Street through Wednesday.

Photo credits: 1, 3 & 5 Dani Reyes Mozeson; 2 & 6 Tara Murray; 4 City-as-School intern Stefan Vargas


From quirky sculptures to vibrant murals, the Manhattan’s High Line and its immediate environs have it all. Here’s a sampling of what we captured this past week:

London-based Gilbert & George, Waking

Gilbert and George

NYC-based George Condo, Liquor Store Attendant

George Condo

NYC-based Jordan Betten, Lady Luck

Jordan Betten

Lady Luck, close-up

Jordan Betten

Brazilian muralist Eduardo Kobra — as seen from the High Line, looking as fresh as when it was first painted last year


Nigerian artist El Anatsui, Broken Bridge II, captured via Instagram at night

El Anatsui

And off the High Line — François-Xavier Lalanne, Sheep Station with JR and José Parlá collaboration in background

Sheep Station

Photos of Gilbert & George, George Condo, Kobra and Sheep Station by Dani Mozeson; photos of Jordan Betten by Tara Murray and of El Anatsui by Lois Stavsky


"Betten on the High Line"

Within the last year, New York City’s High Line — a huge public park atop an elevated rail structure —  has evolved into one of the city’s most intriguing open-air galleries.  Stretching from Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to Midtown, it features views of an eclectic range of both commissioned and unsanctioned pieces.  Here are a few images recently captured:

NYC-based artist Jordan Betten

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"JR street art in Chelsea"

Born in 1983 outside of Paris, JR has achieved worldwide recognition for his enormous photographs of everyday people that have been pasted on a range of surfaces all over the world. Among JR’s numerous awards and grants is his recent “Inside Out Project,” which has turned the walls of New York City into an open-air photo gallery. This past weekend, JR was busy over at the High Line in Chelsea pasting his huge portrait in tribute to the Lakota people, an original Native American tribe.

"JR street art in Chelsea"

"JR street art in Chelsea"

"JR street art on NYC's High Line"

"street artist JR in Chelsea, NYC"

Photos by Joshua Geyer