Recent visitors to the High Line may notice an explosion of public art in and around our Maintenance and Operations Facilities at Gansevoort and Washington Streets. Bright, bold decals cover the parking lot. Splashy graphics wrap the perimeter fence. Even the roofs of our trailers are covered with color.
The public art is the first in a series of three commissioned projects by the Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibit, entitled Whitney On Site: New Commissions Downtown, heralds plans to bring a downtown Whitney to the neighborhood.
Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker are the artist team behind the inaugural project, which will be viewable in its entirety on May 8. In the coming months, artists Tauba Auerbach and Barbara Krueger will take turns at applying their own treatments to our Maintenance and Operations Facility. We can’t wait to see the results!