What do Albert Einstein, John Coltrane, Jupiter, and the Moon have in common?
They are all integral elements in an upcoming public art installation, entitled Jupiter, by artist Demetrius Oliver and presented by Friends of the High Line.
Earlier this morning, crews were busy installing the primary component of the piece – a 25-by-75-foot photographic banner on a billboard adjacent to the High Line at West 18th Street and 10th Avenue.
Jupiter will debut on September 7 and remain on view until October 6 to correspond with a complete lunar cycle, from the beginning of a new moon to the end of its final quarter. At various times throughout the month, live music performances by students from The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and stargazing from the High Line with the New York chapter of the Amateur Astronomers Association will accompany the piece – the first large-scale public art commission in New York City for Demetrius Oliver.
Read the press release.