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New High Line Art Installation

December 17th, 2019 // Canvas News Finished Canvas Highline 22

Canvas Property are thrilled to support the High Line at West 22nd Street

Jordan Casteel

The Baayfalls

December 2019 – December 2020
LOCATION – Adjacent to the High Line at 22nd St.

The artist Jordan Casteel is best known for her portraiture. Her vibrant, larger-than-life canvases portray the gazes, gestures, and lives of the individuals who surround her, including family, friends, her students, fellow subway riders, and people she meets on the sidewalk. Casteel works from hundreds of photographs, which allow her to spend hours incorporating the many small details that bring her paintings to life.

The mural The Baayfalls recreates a painting on canvas of the same name originally made in 2017. The Baayfalls is a double portrait of Fallou—a woman Casteel befriended during her artist residency at The Studio Museum in Harlem—and Fallou’s brother, Baaye Demba Sow. Casteel’s work for the High Line extends the Harlem sidewalk to the park, connecting public spaces of different neighborhoods across the city. Through her portraiture, Casteel adds deeply nuanced expressions of human experience to the expanding collection of images we see every day.

Photo by Jordan Casteel, The Baayfalls, 2017 (rendering). Artwork image courtesy the artist and Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, San Francisco, CA and Casey Kaplan, NY. Rendering courtesy the High Line.

The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Saved from demolition by neighborhood residents and the City of New York, the High Line opened in 2009 as a hybrid public space where visitors experience nature, art, and design. To view this mural on the High Line, elevator access is available from 23rd St.
The High Line is open daily during winter from 7am to 7pm.

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