Sometimes art says something, and we don’t know quite what the heck it is, but the pure thought it immediately plants in our mind is immeasurable. That’s what I would say about Tightspot by David Bryne. While I was hanging with a friend in the gallery district of New York we walked by this humongous balloon globe beneath the High Line and were blown away. And yes it is THAT David Byrne from Talking Heads.
The first section of the High Line in New York’s Meat Packing district opened last week. Go check out the beautiful gardens atop of amazing architecture by Frank Gehry [The IAC Building], Polshek Partnership [The NY Standard Hotel], Shigeru Ban [Metal Shutter Houses] and other notable architects. Designed by James Corner Field Operations, with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, highlights of the elevated garden walkway include moveable deckchairs on the old railroad tracks, a water feature to cool your hot feet, and a glass viewing window that is like a futuristic TV screen looking down on the traffic below.