High Line Art and Whitney Museum Bring Alex Katz Art to Meatpacking NY Rooftops
High Line Art and Whitney Museum Bring Alex Katz Art to Meatpacking NY Rooftops

Excitement for the TF Cornerstone art collaboration with High Line Art and Whitney Museum is spreading around NYC. Starting in September, the first billboard-sized art piece will be on display on the rooftop of TFC’s luxury rental building at 95 Horatio Street, The West Coast.

Everyone strolling around the lower portion of The High Line will be able to gaze at the Alex Katz art floating above Manhattan. Here’s a short roundup of the talk around town about the new NYC art collaboration.

Curbed NY Gives the Art Exhibition Time Span

MEATPACKING DISTRICT—The Whitney is teaming up with developer TF Cornerstone and the High Line to stage a series of art installations, starting this fall and continuing through spring 2015, when the new downtown museum opens.

Full article, here.

Wall Street Journal Gives the Art Installation Scale

NEW YORK — A monumental mural by Alex Katz will be mounted directly across from the Whitney museum's future home in New York's Meatpacking district.

The work by the New York-based artist is titled "Katherine and Elizabeth."

Full article, here.

Gallerist NY Gives the Art Collaboration Background

The project — which is a collaboration between the Whitney, TF Cornerstone and High Line Art — is the first of a succession of works that will occupy this space during the next five years, Whitney director Adam Weinberg announced in a statement.

Full article, here.

 

CityBizList Gives the High Line Art Perspective

Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator & Director of High Line Art, stated, “We are excited to collaborate with the Whitney on this series of billboards and to have them as our new neighbor. The addition of their new home only strengthens the cultural bridge that the High Line has created between the Meatpacking, Chelsea, and Hell’s Kitchen neighborhoods.”

The women depicted in Katherine and Elizabeth are friends and familiar subjects for Katz, who is known for his bright palette, graphic sensibility, and cinematic cropping. He made several studies in Maine in 2012 before completing the final work on which this 17-by-29-foot digital print on vinyl is based.

Full article, here.

MediaBistro – UnBeige Spotlights Alex Katz

The artist (and erstwhile J. Crew model)’s 2012 canvas, Katherine and Elizabeth, will welcome the museum to the Meatpacking District in the form of a 17-by-29-foot billboard on the facade of 95 Horatio Street, located directly across Gansevoort Street from the southern end of the High Line and the Renzo Piano-designed Whitney.

Full article here.

The News Tribune Brings the Collaboration to Washington

A monumental mural by Alex Katz will be mounted directly across from the Whitney museum's future home in New York's Meatpacking district.

The work by the New York-based artist is titled "Katherine and Elizabeth."

Full article here.

The Post Journal Spreads the Art News

It's part of a series of planned public art installations in the space that will feature different American artists. The museum is collaborating with TF Cornerstone and High Line Art on the 5-year project.

The Whitney is moving from its longtime uptown location to a new Renzo Piano-designed building next spring.

Full article here

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