‘Old Tree’ by Pamela Rosenkranz to be the Next High Line Plinth Commission in Spring 2023




Pamela Rosenkranz: Old Tree is the winner – set to unveil tin the spring of 2023

The High Line would like you to share your thoughts on 80 artists’ proposals for the third and fourth High Line Plinth commissions to open in 2022 and 2024.

And the winner is ~ Old Tree, a 25-foot-tall sculpture in vivid pink and red, by artist Pamela Rosenkranz. Located on the High Line at 30th Street and 10th Avenue, the Plinth is a landmark destination for major public art that features a rotating program of new monumental commissions.

Opening to the public in spring 2023, Pamela Rosenkranz’s Old Treefollows Simone Leigh’s Brick House in 2019 and Sam Durant’s Untitled (drone) in 2021. Old Tree was one of 80 artworks proposed for the third and fourth commissions, shared with the public online in 2020.

Old Tree will bring to life mythical archetypes of the tree of life connecting heaven and earth. The tree’s color resembles the branching systems of human organs, blood vessels, and tissue, inviting viewers to contemplate the indivisible connection between humans and nature.

Rosenkranz’s artwork will be installed on the High Line in spring 2023 and will be on view through September 2024. Old Tree opens to the public just ahead of the completion of the Moynihan – High Line Connector later in spring 2023. The location of the Plinth on the High Line’s Spur is adjacent to the forthcoming Connector pathway that will lead visitors over 30th Street and Dyer Avenue towards Moynihan Train Hall.

Check out some of the submissions above and below.


Each week, The High Line will feature one of the eighty artists’ proposals on Instagram, or you can check out all eighty on The High Line website.

Click on the artworks you would like to see on The Plinth, read about the artist, and let the High Line Art’s curatorial team know why you think that particular piece should be next-up on The Plinth.

Your thoughts and suggestions will help in their selection for a shortlist of artists ~ and you will get to see some really creative and wonderful work.

Click Here to view all 80 artists’ proposals for the third and fourth High Line Plinth Commission, and share you thoughts.

The High Line Plinth’s inaugural installation, Simone Leigh: Brick House will be on view to the Spring of 2021.