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Elmgreen & Dragset’s Greater Perspective

High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Learn more about Elmgreen & Dragset's A Greater Perspective, on view through the end of March 2016, on the High Line at West 17th Street.

Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen, b. 1961, Denmark, and Ingar Dragset, b. 1969, Norway), a collaborative duo known for their site-specific installations, introduced A Greater Perspective, a new sculpture at 10th Avenue Square as part of the group exhibition Panorama.

Often overlooked in lieu of the other arresting urban vistas found in the park, this southerly-facing spot on the High Line offers a secret view of the Statue of Liberty. In April 2015, Elmgreen & Dragset installed an oversized, nonfunctional bronze telescope, a sculpture that simultaneously brings attention to and makes the viewing of Lady Liberty impossible.

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Photos 1 – 9 by Timothy Schenck. Photos 10 – 11 by Steven Severinghaus. Photo 12 by Friends of the High Line.

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