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FHL invites all interested members of the public to attend the third High Line Community Input Forum.

High Line Community Input Forum #3
Thursday, December 2, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Chelsea Recreation Center
430 West 25th Street (9th and 10th Avenues)

Light refreshments will be served
Please RSVP to community@thehighline.org; or call Ameka at (212) 206-9922.

Come see the design of the High Line in process. The design team, led by Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is hard at work developing their vision for the High Line. The architects and engineers will present an update on their work - both a technical assessment of the structure and the ecology on the High Line, as well as new design ideas, including lighting, access and seating. The December 2 forum is a great opportunity to learn more about the High Line design and shape its progress. The goal of the forum is not just for you to hear from the designers but to continue a dialogue between you and the designers. We hope to see you there.

Friend of the High Line owes much of its success to the support of generous businesses in the High Line district.

Thanks to Metropolitan Pavilion for donating one of its beautiful spaces for the October 19 High Line Community Input Forum. It's the third time that Metropolitan Pavilion has provided much-needed space for FHL's community engagements: The Chelsea-based special events venue supported FHL's 2003 design ideas competition and our first input forum in October 2003. For more information on Metropolitan Pavilion call (212) 463-0071.

Thanks to Chelsea Market for providing refreshments at the October 19 High Line Community Input Forum. This wholesale-retail food market and commercial space, occupying the entire block between 9th and 10th Avenues 15th and 16th Streets, is one of the most vital and vibrant spots in the High Line neighborhoods. FHL is grateful to have the support of this landmark Chelsea business. For more information, view their Web site.

Thanks to Chelsea Frames for donating frames to FHL's November 18 Art Auction. Chelsea Frames was voted "Best of New York" for frames in 2003 and 2004 by New York Magazine. For more information view their Web site or call (212) 807-8957.

Thanks to Phillips, de Pury & Company, for hosting the November 18 Contemporary Art Auction, which helped us raise much-needed funds to support FHL's work. Phillips, de Pury & Company is among FHL's most generous supporters, having donated its space for FHL's 4th Annual Summer Benefit this past July. Its galleries offer some of the best High Line views in the district. For more information view their Web site or call (212) 940-1200.

Thanks to Safe Art Transport for donating moving services and ensuring that all the works for the November 18 Contemporary Art Auction arrived on time and in perfect condition. For more information, visit their Web site or call (718) 392-8910.

On Thursday, November 18, at 7:30pm, the auction house Phillips, de Pury & Company will hold a major contemporary art auction to benefit Friends of the High Line. Three days of public viewings have been scheduled for the 49 lots, which include contemporary art in all media, curated by Edsel Williams.

Public Viewings:
Tuesday – Thursday, November 16-18, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Auction:
Thursday, November 18, 7:30pm

Location:
Phillips, de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street (near 10th Avenue)

All works for sale and auction details can be viewed online.

To register to bid at the auction, to place an absentee bid, to request a catalogue, or to reserve a seat, please contact FHL's development director, Juliet Page: juliet@thehighline.org; (212) 206-9922.

We extend our thanks to the artists and galleries who donated such exciting works, making this auction possible.

A few highlights:

George Perkins, Dreams of Being a Tropicana Dancer, 1999 c-print mounted on syntra view details.
 

Abelardo Morell, Man Walking Underneath the High Line, N.Y.C., 2003 gelatin silver print view details.
 

Daniel Arsham, The Academy Got Lost and Found Itself Floating on the Sea, Affecting Salination Levels in the North Atlantic, 2004 gouache on mylar view details.
 

Harland Miller, Too Cool to Die, 2002 watercolor and pencil on paper view details.
 

To register to bid at the auction, to place an absentee bid, to request a catalogue, or to reserve a seat, please contact FHL's development director, Juliet Page: juliet@thehighline.org; (212) 206-9922.

On Thursday, November 18, at 7:30pm, the auction house Phillips, de Pury & Company will hold a major contemporary art auction to benefit Friends of the High Line. Three days of public viewings have been scheduled for the 49 lots, which include contemporary art in all mediums, curated by Edsel Williams:

Tuesday – Thursday, November 16-18
10:00am – 5:00pm
Phillips, de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street (near 10th Avenue)

We extend our thanks to the artists and galleries who donated such exciting works, making this auction possible. All the lots can be viewed online.

A few highlights:

Lot 1: Anthony Goicolea, Rowboat, 2000
Goicolea's work will be featured in the upcoming museum show, Anthony Goicolea, Photographs, Drawings and Video, at The Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe. His work is in public collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Yale University Art Collection; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. His book and CD ROM, Anthony Goicolea (2003), is available from Twin Palms Press.
[VIEW DETAILS]

Lot 4: Greg Colson, Vanishing Surplus, 2004
Colson's work is included in public collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the New York Public Library; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; the Getty Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Los Angeles; the Peter Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica; the Tsaritsino Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, and the Thomas Ammann Collection, Zurich.
[VIEW DETAILS]

Lot 9: Enrique Martinez Celaya, The Interpreter, 2004
Celaya's work is included in public collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the German Centre of Photography, Berlin.
[VIEW DETAILS]

Lot 19: Terence Koh, Bunny was Naughty, 2004
Koh's work was featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial.
[VIEW DETAILS]

Lot 32: assume vivid astro focus, Primrose, 2002
assume vivid astro focus created a public art project in Central Park sponsored by the Public Art Fund, New York, April-September, 2004. assume vivid astro focus has shown in New York with John Connelly Presents and in Los Angeles with Peres Projects.
[VIEW DETAILS]

Lot 44: Amie Dicke, Julia, to Make Peace on Earth, 2004
Dicke is a graduate of the Willem de Kooning Academy, in Rotterdam, and recently had a solo New York show at D'Amelio Terras gallery.
[VIEW DETAILS]

Lot 47: Vera Lutter, Pepsi Cola, Vent: July 2000, 2000
Lutter is the recipient of a 2002 Pollock-Krasner Grant and a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work was featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and the 2002 Life of the City exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, New York. Lutter's work is included in collections at DIA Center for the Arts, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, among others.
[VIEW DETAILS]

Lot 49: Tom Sachs, High Line (12 Gauge), 2004
Sachs exhibited Nutsy's at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, in 2003, and at the Bohen Foundation, New York, in 2002. His work was included in Five by Five: Contemporary Artists on Contemporary Art, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 2002. Works by Tom Sachs are included in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Costume Institute; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
[VIEW DETAILS]

To register to bid at the auction or to place an absentee bid, please contact Nicole Mucciolo in the bids department at Phillips, de Pury & Company: nmucciolo@phillipsdepury.com; (212) 940-1228.

If you have other questions or would like to request a catalogue or reserve a seat, please contact FHL's development director, Juliet Page: juliet@thehighline.org; (212) 206-9922.

Please join FHL to view a one-hour TV program about the High Line. The program is part of the "Jane's New York" series on WNBC TV Channel 4 (broadcasting in the New York metropolitan area) – and it's the first program to focus so comprehensively on the High Line, its history, its future, and many of the individuals who've dedicated themselves to the High Line project. The program includes spectacular new footage of the High Line's elevated rail bed and interviews with individuals actively involved with the project, such as photographer Joel Sternfeld; actor/FHL boardmember Edward Norton; New York City Council Speaker Gifford Miller; design team leads James Corner and Elizabeth Diller; FHL co-founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond; and many others. Special thanks to CSX Transportation for permitting Jane's New York to film on the High Line; and to Pyburn Films, the producers of Jane's New York, for creating such a great program.

As part of FHL's Track Heads series of informal get-togethers, we will gather at Freight, a bar and restaurant in the Chelsea Market building, to view the program on large-screen TV. Alternately, you can view the program at home at the same time.

High Line on "Jane's New York",
Saturday, October 30, WNBC TV Channel 4, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Join FHL to view program at Freight
410 West 16th Street (between 9th-10th Avenues)
No RSVP required
Cash Bar

(The program will be re-broadcast on Saturday, November 13, at 1:00pm.)

The next High Line Community Input Forum has been scheduled for December 2. This will be an important opportunity for the community to guide the design team's work at a crucial stage. By December 2, the team will have been working for two months and their design for the High Line will have advanced. Still, enough time will remain in the design process for comment at the December 2 forum to affect the outcome of the design in real and significant ways.

To RSVP, email community@thehighline.org; or call (212) 206-9922.

We will announce the Forum's location in our next E-Mail Newsletter.

At the High Line Community Input Session on October 19, over 350 people gathered to meet the team of Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The team introduced its initial concepts and design visions. Then participants broke into small groups to discuss the presentation and frame responses to help guide the team as it continues its work. FHL thanks all the forum participants for taking the time to be an active part of the High Line design process. We will distribute a summary of the forum's findings in our next E-Mail Newsletter.

On Wednesday, October 6, Friends of the High Line (FHL) and the City of New York held a press conference on the High Line featuring Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, and actor/FHL board member Edward Norton. Three major advances for the High Line project were announced:

  • The City of New York has committed a total of $43.25 million in capital funds for the High Line's design and construction.
  • The State of New York and CSX Transportation, the railroad that owns the High Line, have joined the City in a legal filing seeking permission to transform the High Line into public space through the federal rail-banking program. The City began the rail-banking process in December of 2002, when it petitioned the federal Surface Transportation Board to grant a Certificate of Interim Trail Use (CITU). The recent filing adds crucial State and railroad support. This means that all the most important players are now lined up in the effort to create a great, new public space on the High Line.
  • The City and FHL have selected a design team led by landscape architecture firm Field Operations with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design the High Line's conversion to public open space.
The High Line project still faces hurdles. We need to raise private matching funds for the balance of design and construction costs; to secure a federal regulatory approval on the rail-banking petition; and to continue to raise funds for FHL (none of the City's new funding commitments can be used to support FHL programming or our staff's efforts to drive this project forward).

That said, just a few years ago it would have been hard to imagine such a great set of advances. Our deeply felt thanks go out to the City and State of New York, the railroad, our thousands of supporters, and all the elected officials who've helped us bring this dream so much closer to reality.

Read the October 6 Press Release
Watch the Press Conference Video
Read the October 7 USA Today Article

Please join us for a public discussion about the conversion of the High Line to public open space. This will be your first opportunity to work directly with the design team, Friends of the High Line, and the City of New York on the design of a great new public space for our community. At the forum, you will meet representatives from the design team, led by Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and view their initial concepts. You will then be able to share your ideas to help guide the team as they continue their design work.

High Line Community Input Forum
Tuesday, October 19, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Metropolitan Pavilion
110 West 19th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
FREE
RSVP by Friday, October 15, to community@thehighline.org or call (212) 206-9922

Special thanks to Metropolitan Pavilion for their donation of space for this event. For more information on Metropolitan Pavilion, go to www.metropolitanevents.com.

On Thursday, November 18, at 7:30 pm, the auction house Phillips, de Pury & Company will hold a major contemporary art auction to benefit Friends of the High Line. Three days of public viewings have been scheduled for the 49 lots, which include contemporary photographs, paintings, and sculptures, curated by Edsel Williams:

Tuesday – Thursday, November 16-18
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Phillips, de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street (near 10th Avenue)


View Auction Details

To register to bid at the auction, please contact Nicole Mucciolo in the bids department at Phillips, de Pury & Company: nmucciolo@phillipsdepury.com; (212) 940-1228.

If you have other questions or would like to request a catalogue, please contact FHL's development director, Juliet Page: juliet@thehighline.org; (212) 206-9922.

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