Public art on the High Line in NYC

The High Line in NYC is bristling with an ever-changing array of artworks, situated both on and alongside the elevated park.

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You could spend your entire time on the High Line in NYC just taking in the beauty of the wildflowers planted along the route, or the stunning views of Chelsea and lower Manhattan. But as if that weren’t enough, there’s also a huge variety of public art to see along the elevated park, curated by Friends of the High Line. Passersby will notice images on a grand scale displayed on the billboard at West 18th Street and Tenth Avenue; film and video projected on the walls at West 14th and West 22nd Streets; and commissioned pieces on scales both massive (El Anatsui’s monumental Broken Bridge II) and minuscule (the “Lilliput” group exhibit, which saw tiny sculptures dotting the park). The art is always changing; in case you missed anything, here’s a photographic rundown of pieces both past and current.


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  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy/Paper Scenery; courtesy the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery and Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    El Anatsui, Broken Bridge II, 2012

    On view Nov 2012–Sept 2013

  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Virginia Overton, Untitled, 2012

    On view Sept 13, 2012–Aug 2013

  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Oscar Muñoz, Re/trato, 2003

    On view Apr 1–May 31, 2013

  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Guido van der Werve, Nummer negen, the day I didn’t turn with the world, 2007

    On view Mar 11–May 6, 2013

  • Photograph: Timothy Schenck. Courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Ryan McGinley, Blue Falling, 2013

    On view Apr 1–30, 2013

  • Photograph: Bill Orcutt; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Oliver Laric, Sun Tzu Janus, 2012 (part of “Lilliput”)

    On view Apr 19, 2012–Apr 1, 2013

  • Photograph: Courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Alessandro Pessoli, Old Singer with Blossoms, 2012 (part of “Lilliput”)

    On view Apr 19, 2012–Apr 1, 2013

  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Tomoaki Suzuki, Carson, 2012 (part of “Lilliput”)

    On view Apr 19, 2012–Apr 1, 2013

  • Photograph: Courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Francis Upritchard, The Seduction, 2012 (part of “Lilliput”)

    On view Apr 19, 2012–Apr 1, 2013

  • Photograph: Bill Orcutt; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Erika Verzutti, Dino, 2012 (part of “Lilliput”)

    On view Apr 19, 2012–Apr 1, 2013

  • Photograph: Courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Allyson Vieira, Construction (Rampart), 2012 (part of “Lilliput”)

    On view Apr 19, 2012–Apr 1, 2013

  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Thomas Houseago, Lying Figure, 2012

    On view May 18, 2012–Mar 14, 2013

  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy; courtesy the artist, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012

    On view Oct 25, 2012–Feb 3, 2013

  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Paola Pivi, Untitled (zebras), 2012

    On view Dec 3, 2012–Jan 2, 2013

  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Cinthia Marcelle, Cruzada (Crusade), 2010

    On view Sept–Oct 2012

  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Elad Lassry, Women (065, 055), 2012

    On view Aug 1–Sept 7, 2012

  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, Toilet Paper, Untitled, 2012

    On view May 31–June 29, 2012

  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Sarah Sze, Still Life with Landscape (Model for a Habitat), 2011

    On view June 8, 2011–June 6, 2012

  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    David Shrigley, How are you feeling?, 2012

    On view Apr 5–May 7, 2012

  • Photograph: Austin Kennedy; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Jennifer West, Selected Recent Works, 2012

    On view Jan 25–Mar 5, 2012

  • Photograph: Courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Anne Collier, Developing Tray #2, 2009

    On view Feb 1–29, 2012

  • Photograph: Timothy Schenck; courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Allen Ruppersberg, You & Me, 2013

    On view Feb 1–28, 2013

  • Photograph: Courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    John Baldessari, The First $100,000 I Ever Made, 2011

    On view Dec 2–30, 2011

  • Photograph: Courtesy Friends of the High Line

    Public art on the High Line in NYC

    Spencer Finch, The River that Flows Both Ways, 2009

    Debuted June 2009; on long-term view

Photograph: Austin Kennedy/Paper Scenery; courtesy the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery and Friends of the High Line

Public art on the High Line in NYC

El Anatsui, Broken Bridge II, 2012

On view Nov 2012–Sept 2013


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