Jessica Stockholder (b. 1959, Seattle, Washington, United States) lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Safe Assist is a continuation of Stockholder’s ongoing Assists series—sculptures that cannot stand on their own and instead depend on another object, chosen by the owner, curator, or artist exhibiting them. The work is made from a safe placed atop the Plinth, and rolled and painted metal sheets and flattened car doors bearing iconic NYC logos.
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.