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The Museum of Modern Art will present new High Line design work by the team of Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro in an exhibition on view April 20-July 18, 2005. "The High Line," curated by Tina di Carlo, Assistant Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, will also include photographs by Joel Sternfeld, as well as other materials.

More Exhibition Info from MoMA

MoMA Address and Hours

The designs to be displayed at MoMA have been curated from a larger body of work that the design team has been developing since fall 2004. The design team created these materials under the direction of the City of New York and Friends of the High Line (FHL), with guidance from the community gathered in multiple public input sessions. The work includes a framework plan for the Line as a whole and a preliminary design for the first stage of the Line to be constructed (from Gansevoort Street to 15th Street). FHL will post a comprehensive selection of this work on its Web site, www.thehighline.org, later this spring. FHL will also host a public presentation during April, with the design team on hand to introduce the material and respond to comments. In upcoming weeks, FHL's E-mail Newsletter will provide dates and details for the Web posting of new design work and the public presentation.

Join FHL's List of Supporters
You can help turn the High Line into a much-needed community amenity just by adding your name to the list of supporters backing the structure's transformation to public open space. FHL will be speaking about the need to preserve and reuse the High Line at upcoming public hearings on the City's proposed West Chelsea rezoning. By adding your name, you'll help FHL advocate for the High Line's needs during the rezoning process. The information you give us will be used for this purpose only and will not be given to other organizations. Add your name to list of FHL supporters.

Make a Tax-Deductible Year-End Gift
The dream of transforming the High Line into an original and innovative public open space moved much closer to reality in 2004. To get a sense of our many major successes, please view our list of 2004 accomplishments and 2005 goals.

We never could have built such momentum without the backing of our generous supporters. We hope you will consider making a year-end, tax-deductible gift to Friends of the High Line to help us secure the High Line's future as a great new public space for New York City.

You can donate online; or send a tax-deductible check payable to Friends of the High Line, 430 West 14th Street, #304, New York, NY 10014; or e-mail FHL's development director, Juliet Page; or call Juliet at (212) 206-9922.

On Thursday, January 6, Manhattan Community Board No. 4 will host a public hearing on the NYC Department of City Planning's proposal to rezone the West Chelsea neighborhood that surrounds the High Line. To support reuse of the High Line at the hearing without attending, please sign onto our list of supporters. If you plan on attending the hearing and would like to speak in support of the High Line, please e-mail FHL's community engagement manager Chara Ann Tappin; or call her at (212) 206-9922.

CB4 Public Hearing on West Chelsea Rezoning
Thursday, January 6, 2005, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hudson Guild Fulton Center
119 Ninth Avenue (between 17th & 18th Streets)

Questions? E-mail chara@thehighline.org

Summary of December Public Forum
Over 200 people attended FHL's 3rd High Line Community Input Session at the Chelsea Recreation Center on December 2, 2004. A summary of the session and the public dialogue it generated is available on our Web site. Download Input Session Summary.

New York Magazine Article
The High Line project is the focus of a wonderful article in New York Magazine's "It Happened This Year" issue. In it Kurt Anderson writes that this "quixotic, poetic, quasi-utopian, and altogether splendid project has gotten over the hump during 2004." Read New York Magazine article.

2004 Accomplishments and 2005 Goals
We've made many major advances in 2004, and we are working to make sure 2005 is a great one for the High Line. View 2004 accomplishments and 2005 goals.

NYSCA Grant Opportunity
The Architecture, Planning and Design Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (a supporter of Friends of the High Line) is offering project grants for professionals in the design and planning fields. Grants of up to $10,000 will be available for architects, landscape architects, planners, designers and scholars to realize specific projects that advance the field and contribute to the public's understanding of the designed environment. Deadline: March 1, 2005. For more information, see the Architecture, Planning and Design Program's guidelines for the Independent Projects Category on the Council on the Arts' Web site, www.nysca.org.

On the evening of October 19, over 300 participants from the greater High Line community gathered at Metropolitan Pavilion to meet the design team of Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and learn about the team's preliminary design concepts for the conversion of the High Line to public open space. Following the presentation and a short question-and-answer session, participants broke into groups to discuss the team's preliminary ideas and to formulate responses. At the conclusion of the evening, a representative from each group presented its comments and recommendations to the assembled forum.

You can view a forum summary online that includes an overview of the October 19 forum, a round-up of the principal questions and comments that emerged, and a transcript of the question-and-answer session. View forum summary.

Community input is an integral part of the design process for the High Line, and there will be opportunity for public participation at regular intervals. We thank all the participants who attended the October 19 forum, and hope that you will join us at the next High Line Community Input Forum on Thursday, December 2.

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.
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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.
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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.
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Lot 19: Terence Koh, Bunny was Naughty, 2004
Koh's work was featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.)

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