Ashley Hans Scheirl (b. 1956, Salzburg, Austria) and Jakob Lena Knebl (b. 1970, Baden, Germany) live and work in Vienna, Austria. witches’ countertraffic features the artists dressed up as two witches from The Wizard of Oz—the good witch and the bad witch—and speaks to the dual nature of the fictional and historical figure.
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.