High Line

The High Line

an art lover's guide

David Berkowitz via Flickr

The High Line is more than just a park—it's an outdoor art gallery.
Completed in 2009, the High Line is an aboveground walkway constructed on old railroad tracks, running Manhattan's west side, from Gansevoort Street to 30th Street. The park often features an eclectic mix of sculptures, sometimes so subtle they blend into the architecture. Along with a few regular fixtures, the High Line is currently hosting Busted , a collection of ancient world-inspired pieces by 10 different artists. Busted, which runs through April of this year, also explores ideas about heroes and public monuments. Follow this guide to the exhibit as you head north along the High Line.

The High Line currently runs from Gansevoort Street to West 30th Street. Click each point for a preview of the artwork there.

1. "Pan," Gansevoort Street

"Pan" is a bronze sculpture depicting a satyr in a Scottish kilt. By New York artist Sean Landers.


2. "Untitled," West 13th Street

Artist Mark Grotjahn created "Untitled" out of cardboard boxes cast in bronze.

Nose Job

3. "Nose Job," West 13th Street

"Nose Job," is a giant, white marble nose in a wheelbarrow, by artist Andra Ursuta.


4. "Florent," West 14th Street

"Florent" is a plaster-cast affixed to a brick wall, by artist John Ahearn.


5. "Jessie," West 14th Street

"Jessie" is a life-size sculpture of a woman, combining traditional art Greek elements with modern clothing and eyewear. By New York artist Frank Benson.

Number One

6. "Number One," West 17th Street

"Number One," by Amalia Pica is a simple pedestal, "suggesting that the sculpture has been removed or has disappeared, which is a frequent fate for monuments in an age of political turmoil."

Before a Framework

7. "Before a Framework," West 18th Street

"Before a Framework," by artist Ruby Neri. The bronze sculpture depicts a woman leaning against window frame. The artist also uses found objects and plaster elemnts in the piece.

Colin Powell

8. "Colin Powell," West 22nd Street

London-based artist Goshka Macuga created "Colin Powell," a sculpture of the former Secretary of State speaking about weapons of mass destruction.

Liquor Store Attendant

9. "Liquor Store Attendant," West 23rd Street

The famous New York artist George Condo built "Liquor Store Attendant," a bronze cast sculpture of face covered in barnacles.

Unlimiteds & Limiters

10. "Unlimiteds & Limiters," West 28th Street

Artist Steven Claydon presents "Unlimiteds & Limiters," featuring busts that are two sides of the same coin.