Thomas Bayrle Is Next Up at the High Line Billboard

Thomas Bayrle. 'American Dream,' 1970. (Courtesy High Line Art)

Thomas Bayrle is the next artist to hit the High Line Billboard. The sixth artist whose work has appeared on the billboard—following Anne Collier, John Baldessari, David Shrigley, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari for Toilet Paper and Elad Lassry—Mr. Bayrle brings his mesmerizing style and a little Americana to Chelsea’s beloved elevated park on Oct. 1 with an image of a classic Chrysler composed of the company’s logo. Read More


Women on the Big Screen: Elad Lassry Takes on the High Line Billboard

Elad Lassry, Women (065, 055), 2012. (Courtesy the artist and High Line Art)

When the artist Elad Lassry was asked to design an image for the billboard that overlooks the High Line park, he had to put aside some of his usual working methods. “I don’t normally do commissions,” he told The Observer over the phone from his Los Angeles studio, “or make work for a specific occasion.” But the invitation also presented an issue of scale. Normally, Mr. Lassry’s photographs are roughly 11 x 14 inches, proportions derived from a conventional headshot. Even when he presents his short films, as he did for his solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 2009, he projects them at roughly the same headshot size. The High Line billboard, on the other hand, is 75 x 25 feet, wider than the average IMAX screen. Read More