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High Line Art Announces the High Line Plinth

By Brittney Seegers | January 9, 2017

You may have seen a recent article in The New York Times about the High Line Plinth—a new landmark destination for major public art commissions that will be on the High Line at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue on the Spur, the new section of the park set to open in mid-2018. The High Line Plinth will designate the first space on the High Line dedicated specifically to art, featuring a rotating program of new commissions every 18 months.

After collecting and reviewing more than 50 proposals from a wide range of artists recommended by an international advisory committee, High Line Art selected 12 shortlisted proposals for the inaugural Plinth Commissions. See those proposals, and read about the artists, here.

“High Line Art continues to reach a broad, diverse audience — including more than 2.3 million New Yorkers annually — with free, world-class artwork 365 days a year,” said Robert Hammond, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of the High Line. “The High Line Plinth will expand the program’s impact by creating a one-of-a-kind destination for public art on the Spur, a new section of the park with even more space for public programming and dynamic horticulture.”

High Line visitors can get their first look at the 12 shortlisted proposals during a public exhibition on the High Line at West 14th Street from February 9 to April 30, 2017.

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