Photo of the Week: Reflections on the High Line

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Author: 
Amelia Krales
Andrew Frasz's image of El Anatsui's Broken Bridge II on the High Line Photographer Andrew Frasz 's image of El Anatsui’s Broken Bridge II captures the majesty of this work on a brilliant morning. The piece is installed between West 21 and 22 Streets on the High Line and is on view until September 30.

Brooklyn-based High Line Photographer Andrew Frasz perfectly captured the brilliant color and detail of High Line Art installation Broken Bridge II in the context of the High Line. His images of the park on this early morning speak to the precision and skill he brings to his craft, and when looking through his work one can clearly see his knack for representing spaces in a clear, beautiful way. See the rest of Andrew’s images from that morning here.

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El Anatsui’s monumental artwork Broken Bridge II has almost finished its tenure here on the High Line. Since November of last year, the incredible work of recycled pressed tin and mirrors has enhanced and reflected the High Line. We will be so sad to see it go! At 37 feet high and 157 feet wide, this is the West African artist's’ largest work to date. An earlier version of the work was shown during the 2012 Paris triennial; it was then reconfigured by the artist for the High Line.

El Anatsui’s work is composed of mostly found objects and materials which are woven or pieced together to form tapestry-like expanses that are rich in movement and texture. Broken Bridge II includes large mirrored panels, which both extend the sky and bring it closer to the viewer. The movement of clouds or other elements reflected in the mirrors play off of the rusted tin sheets that comprise the rest of the work, creating an active and engaging installation.

Read more about this artwork on High Line Art’s Web site. Come see the High Line’s works on view and download our free art map to accompany you on a self-guided tour.

To see images of this amazing work captured over the course of its year-long installation, visit the High Line Flickr Pool. Add your own images, and come see Broken Bridge II before it comes down next week beginning on Monday, September 30.