Thomas Demand has created a site-specific work in response to the unique environment of the elevated park. Demand’s image of colored clothespins clipped to two white clotheslines depicts a domestic scene that can also be read as a celestial landscape.
For the High Line, Gilbert & George present Waking (1984), an image populated by the young that represent the primal life forces at their most formative and explosive stages.
With dense strokes and expressionistic lines, Pettibon conveys the movement and dynamism of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Brooklyn Dodgers, evoking a longstanding history well-known to baseball fans: the departure of the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
A person set against a vast blue background seems to be floating in a sea or sky. Suggesting the levity of a body becoming liquid, Blue Falling is a dreamlike image where gravitational boundaries and coordinates are erased in favor of a limitless, enchanted world.
A collection of colorful posters arranged side by side display the many combinations of the words “you” and “me” with verses and absurd linguistic associations that can be read in different orders, allowing for unexpected connections between words and ideas.
A dreamlike image of two zebras portrayed on a snowy mountaintop, standing under a deep blue, cloudless sky questions the viewer’s notion of what is real and what is fake, while at the same time evoking the absolute freedom of making a foolish idea real.
A visual illusion of a classic Chrysler sedan generated through hundreds of warped stars featuring the car company’s iconic logo, this artwork investigates the power of images in the context of advertising and mass iconography.
An image of two young women, both dressed alike, gazing out of two small portholes into a sea of green is both mesmerizing and elusive, familiar and remote. It allows the viewers to create their own conceptual space and visual context for the image.
Ten female fingers appear to be detached from their hands by mysteriously popping out of a blue velvet background. Seen in the context of the many advertisements around the city, this eerie image highlights the deceptive power of photography, sketching an ambiguous visual tableau reminiscent of Surrealism.