The High Line is not just a park—it’s a hybrid space for art, performance and sculpture, and it’s a community home for contemporary art. High Line Art: Public Art on the High Line is the definitive book on the first five years of the program that brings world-class artworks to the park in the sky.
In this beautifully illustrated, 208-page volume, you’ll find photos and essays about the sculptures, installations, billboards, videos, performances, and sound works that have enchanted visitors since 2009. High Line Art, the public art program presented by Friends of the High Line, has made these works for free and available for all, steadily broadening the audience for contemporary art while pushing the boundaries of public programs.
High Line Art: Public Art on the High Line includes full-color images of pieces from both established and acclaimed mid-career artists such as El Anatsui, John Baldessari, Carol Bove, Gilbert & George, Mark Grotjahn, Louise Lawler, Ed Ruscha, and Sarah Sze. It also includes essays and histories by Linda Yablonsky, Johanna Burton, Adrienne Edwards, Melanie Kress, and Kevin McGarry, as well as a roundtable discussion about public art today with Cecilia Alemani, Nicholas Baume, Renaud Proch, Manon Slome, Sara Reisman, and Nato Thompson.
Soft cover; 208 pages.