highlineart | Only one more week before El Anatsui’s mesmerizing wall of mirrors and pressed tin leaves the High Line!
Anatsui used 1,413 feet of lumber, 1,272 recycled tin sheets, and 94 mirrors to create Broken Bridge II. Mounted on the western wall next to the High Line between West 21st and 22nd Streets, the installation survived Superstorm Sandy, a nor’easter, and a sizzling summer.
Thanks to gifted photographers at the High Line and its many visitors, we have a visual diary of Broken Bridge II over the past year. With each season, Anatsui’s piece embodied the palette of the surrounding landscape. The rich greens of summer, oranges and reds of fall, whites and blues of winter, and yellows and purples of spring were all reflected by the massive installation. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss the chance to experience this awe-inspiring commission in its final days!
(1-3) Photo by Austin Kennedy, Courtesy of Friends of the High Line; (4) Photo by Beverly Israely, Courtesy of Friends of the High Line; (5, 9) Photo by Steven Severinghaus, Courtesy of Friends of the High Line; (6, 7) Photo Courtesy of Friends of the High Line; (8, 10) Photo by Timothy Schenck, Courtesy of Friends of the High Line.