Nina Beier (b. 1975, Aarhus, Denmark) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Women & Children is a fountain composed of found bronze sculptures of women and children, ranging from classical to contemporary, depicted in the nude as in historical convention. The sculptures’ cascading, cartoonish tears reference the Fountain of Vision at the Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary in Portugal, and point to the weakness and excess emotion projected onto women and children as subjects.
Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons, Jennifer and Jonathan 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.