Alia Farid (b. 1985, Kuwait, Kuwait) lives and works in Kuwait, Kuwait and San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States. LOL writes the three-letter abbreviation in Corten steel. The simplicity of the work invites a meditation on the flattening of language through texting, Twitter, and short form communication media.
Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons, Jennifer Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller, J. Tomilson Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Doug Oliver, Mario J. Palumbo, Jr., Susan Scherr, Susan Viniar, and Anonymous.