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Author: 
Ashley Tickle
Elad Lassry, Women (065, 055), 2012. Part of HIGH LINE BILLBOARD. Installation view, Edison Properties, West 18th Street at 10th Avenue, New York. On view August 1 – September 7, 2012. Photo: Austin Kennedy. Courtesy of Friends of the High Line..
 

Wednesday morning we braved the rain to install the latest artwork on HIGH LINE BILLBOARD, our High Line Art series of installations on the 25-by-75 foot billboard next to the High Line at West 18th Street and 10th Avenue.

It’s a new work by Los Angeles-based artist Elad Lassry titled Women (065, 055). The work features two young women, both dressed alike, gazing out of two small portholes into a sea of green. Detached from any visual history or context, the image is both mesmerizing and elusive. It highlights the very act of observing and being observed and allows visitors to create their own conceptual space and visual context for the image.

Author: 
Ashley Tickle
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Hey there. I’m Carson. You may have seen me recently on the High Line. You wouldn’t believe the things I’ve see up here, so I’ve decided to start tweeting about it. Follow @HighLineArtnyc on Twitter to get the latest, or click through the jump to learn more about me.

Author: 
Ashley Tickle
Thomas Houseago, Lying Figure, 2012. Photo by Austin Kennedy.
 

Under The Standard at Little West 12th Street, among the plants and railroad tracks sits Lying Figure, a large-scale sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Thomas Houseago.

Known for using materials like wood, clay, plaster, steel, and bronze, Houseago creates monumental sculptures that reveal the process of their making through unique details – the varying texture of a molding, the hidden creases within a cast – despite their imposing size and towering forms.

Author: 
Ashley Tickle

On May 31st the corner of West 18th Street and 10th Avenue received a colorful new addition to the Edison Properties billboard. Untitled is the latest edition on HIGH LINE BILLBOARD, a series of commissions by High Line Art for the large billboard next to the park at West 18th Street. It was installed by acclaimed Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari, the artists behind the photography magazine Toilet Paper.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Like other art on the High Line, Sarah Sze’s sculpture is a temporary installation. Photo by Sarah Sze.
 

This week we bid farewell to Sarah Sze’s Still Life with Path (Model for Habitat), the intricate sculpture flanking the High Line’s pathway at West 21st Street.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
(Left) Neighborhood kids helped create a community mural during Earth Day in the Sky activities. (Right) Alison Knowles’ Make a Salad invited the audience to take part in the performance by sharing a meal of fresh spring greens. Photos by Liz Ligon.
 

On Sunday, April 22, we hosted the High Line’s first-ever Earth Day celebration to mark the end of Spring Cutback, our biggest horticultural task of the year, and the beginning of a busy spring season.

View photos from the day after the jump.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Celebrate the culmination of Spring Cutback and the beginning of spring with a day of community festivities on the High Line. Photo by Barry Munger.
 

Join us for our first-ever Earth Day Celebration on the High Line on Sunday, April 22!

This full day of community festivities will mark the end of High Line Spring Cutback and the beginning of spring at the park.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Last Friday, David Shrigley’s humorous piece, How Are You Feeling?, debuted on HIGH LINE BILLBOARD. It will be on view through May 7. Image courtesy of David Shrigley.
 

Spring is in the air throughout the park. You’ll notice bright flowers popping up among the trimmed back grasses, new green shoots appearing in the planting beds, and the sweet scent of trees and shrubs covered in blooms. High Line Art is also gearing up for an exciting season of new installations, performances, and film screenings.

Here is a look at what’s on view in April.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Sarah Sze’s complex architectural sculpture rises up on either side of the pathway, forming a gateway that visitors can pass through. Photo by Iwan Baan
 

This week, the US Art Critics Association (AICA-USA) announced its annual awards recognizing artists, curators, museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions for their work in the past year.

Topping the list in the category of “Best Project in a Public Space” was Sarah Sze for her High Line Art installation, Still Life with Landscape (Model for a Habitat).

Author: 
Kate Lindquist
Celluloid Strip

Happy Valentine’s Day from Friends of the High Line!

In honor of the romantic holiday, here’s a celluloid strip of lipstick kisses from Jennifer West’s silent film currently looping on HIGH LINE CHANNEL.

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