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Photo(s) of the Week: High Line Art in Fall

The High Line is a unique setting for presenting art. Unlike the white wall of a traditional gallery, the plant life, the weather, and the cityscape that surround High Line Art's installations are ever changing. Over the years, Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art Cecilia Alemani has used the inconstant nature of the park to her advantage, curating a selection of artworks that create an interplay with the setting that naturally evolves over the seasons.

See below for some of our favorite High Line Art shots from the fall season. Some of the artworks have been enveloped by the plant life, others take on a warmer hue when accented by fall foliage. It's just one more reason to visit the High Line this time of year!

Photos by Timothy Schenck.

The monumental mural Above the Line by Kerry James Marshall covers the full exterior wall of a neighboring building at West 22nd Street.

Window by Andro Wekua is modeled after the artist's childhood bedroom window.

Detail of Andro Wekua's Window.

Winterberry adds a pop of color next to Damián Ortega's Physical Graffiti #2.

Elmgreen & Dragset's A Greater Perspective features a bronze sculpture of a telescope overlooking 10th Avenue.

A view looking north toward Elmgreen & Dragset's A Greater Perspective, from the Northern Spur Preserver. The changing leaves of the 10th Avenue Square's three-flowered maple trees offers a beautiful backdrop to the artwork.

At West 24th Street, the golden strands of Korean feather reed grass have grown up around Kris Martin's Altar.

Damián Ortega's Physical Graffiti #1 pops up amongst a thicket of purple asters.

An aerial view of West 14th Street shows the varying colors of fall foliage. Look closely and you'll spot Mariana Castillo Deball's Who would measure the space, who would tell me the moment?

Gabriel Sierra's Untitled (All Branches are Firewood) is almost completely obscured by dense foliage along the High Line's Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover.

Thirsty? You can still take a drink from Ryan Gander's To employ the mistress.... It's a French toff thing.

Fallen leaves cover Kaari Upson's My Mom Drinks Pepsi II.

Mariana Castillo Deball's Who would measure the space, who would tell me the moment? is accented by the setting sun. West 14th Street is one of the best places on the High Line to observe autumn sunsets.

An aerial view of Rashid Johnson's Blocks, on the High Line at Little West 12th Street.

Looking south towards Rashid Johnson's Blocks, the artwork is almost completely hidden by mounds of threadleaf bluestar, dried coneflowers, and smokebush branches.


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