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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.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
year in photos

Dear Friends,

Thank you for helping us make 2011 an incredible year for the High Line.

This year saw two major milestones for the High Line: the opening of the High Line from West 20th Street to West 30th Street, doubling the length of the park, and an agreement to preserve the third and final section of High Line at the rail yards, including the spur.

But so much more happened on the High Line in 2011: a post-snowstorm Snow Sculpt-Off, a Salman Rushdie Karma Chain, rooftop dance performances, 50,000 new plants, four competing teen step teams, mushroom-shaped bouncy houses, a temporary public plaza below the High Line, 15,000 roller skaters, avocado popsicles, a working water feature, kids releasing butterflies and earthworms, salsa dancing at sunset, a historic $20 million gift for the rail yards and the endowment, our first comprehensive book on the High Line, and a larger-than-life $100,000 bill art installation.

We've compiled some of our favorite images, video, and stories from this incredible year. We hope you enjoy them!

Best wishes for the new year.

              robert & josh signature

               Joshua David                                  Robert Hammond
               Co-Founder                                      Co-Founder

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Winter BerryThe winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) on the High Line near West 21st Street. Photo by Barry Munger.
 

Temperatures may be dropping, but you will find a beautiful landscape, thought-provoking public art, and engaging public programs at the High Line over the next few months. Here are a few reasons to rediscover the High Line this winter.

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