Yutaka Sone’s Marble Island

High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Learn more about Yutaka Sone's Little Manhattan New York, New York on view through March 2016 on the High Line at West 13th Street.

Creating models ranging from painstakingly accurate marble island cities to overgrown painted palm trees, artist Yutaka Sone (b. 1965, Japan) explores a vast array of media, including sculpture, painting, drawings, photography, video, and performance.

Installed in April 2015 as part of the group exhibition Panorama, Sone presents Little Manhattan New York, New York, an almost nine-foot-long marble sculpture of the island of Manhattan. A fantastic feat of meticulous carving, the sculpture includes every bridge, pier, and building found in Manhattan at the time of the sculpture's making. The work also includes the High Line and became an especially popular spot for New Yorkers to take photos of their apartment buildings, both past and present.




Photos 1 - 10 by Timothy Schenck.


Photos 11 - 12 by Steven Severinghaus.

Photo 13 by Friends of the High Line.

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