Gabriel Kuri (b. 1970, Mexico City, Mexico) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium and Los Angeles, California, United States. Public Office takes a simple office environment—two back-to-back desks, partitions, filing cabinets, shelves, a photocopier, a waste bin, and a water cooler—and covers it with a layer of black roofing roll, which weatherproofs the scene. The work suggests questions about the difference between public and private art.
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.