Phyllida Barlow prop ~ Coming to the High Line in April



Photo: Installation view, Phyllida Barlow, folly, British Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2017. Photo: Ruth Clark. © British Council. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

The first artwork ever to be presented on the Northern Spur Preserve of The High Line, will be by the British artist Phyllida Barlow, and will be installed next month.

The installation, entitled ‘prop‘, consists of two large concrete panels, with holes cut from their centers, set on stilts.  The work is described as if appearing like a character teetering among the planks at its base and emerging from the planting beds below.  The sculpture stands on a railway spur at 16th Street “that used to run directly into a refrigerated warehouse immediately northwest of the former Nabisco cookie factory.”

Phyllida Barlow: prop will be on view from April 19, 2018 to March, 2019 on the High Line at 16th Street, with a view from the High Line and the avenue below.