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Richard Artschwager!

Oct 25, 2012–Feb 3, 2013

Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (smokestack, Tenth Avenue at West 30th Street, New York.) Co-presented by High Line Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Courtesy the artist, Friends of the High Line, and the Whitney. Photograph by Timothy Schenck
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (The Standard, 848 Washington Street, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Co-presented by High Line Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Courtesy the artist, Friends of the High Line, and the Whitney. Photograph by Timothy Schenck
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (Avenues: The World School, 259 Tenth Avenue, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Co-presented by High Line Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Courtesy the artist, Friends of the High Line, and the Whitney. Photograph by Timothy Schenck
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (the High Line at West 18th Street, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Co-presented by High Line Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Courtesy the artist, Friends of the High Line, and the Whitney. Photograph by Timothy Schenck
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (the crane at Washington and Gansevoort Streets, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Co-presented by High Line Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Courtesy the artist, Friends of the High Line, and the Whitney. Photograph by Timothy Schenck
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (the High Line at West 17th Street, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Co-presented by High Line Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Courtesy the artist, Friends of the High Line, and the Whitney. Photograph by Timothy Schenck
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (the High Line at West 17th Street, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Co-presented by High Line Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Courtesy the artist, Friends of the High Line, and the Whitney. Photograph by Timothy Schenck
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (the High Line at West 17th Street, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Co-presented by High Line Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Courtesy the artist, Friends of the High Line, and the Whitney. Photograph by Timothy Schenck
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (David Nolan Gallery, 527 West 29th Street, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Co-presented by High Line Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Courtesy the artist, Friends of the High Line, and the Whitney. Photograph by Timothy Schenck
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Photograph by Bill Orcutt
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Photograph by Bill Orcutt
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Photograph by Bill Orcutt
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Photograph by Bill Orcutt
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Photograph by Bill Orcutt
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Photograph by Bill Orcutt
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Photograph by Bill Orcutt
Richard Artschwager, blp, 2012. Installation view (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 25, 2012 – February 3, 2013.) Photograph by Bill Orcutt

A blp is a lozenge-shaped mark (above). Through February 3, blps of various sizes can be spotted on and around the Museum and the High Line (left).

In conjunction with Richard Artschwager‘s retrospective, a series of the artist’s blps are installed along and on the horizon of the High Line, near the future home of the Whitney, as well as on the Museum’s current building uptown.

Artschwager first created his blpsa word coined by the artist and pronounced, “blips”—in the late 1960s. This installation consists of black lozenge-shaped marks meant to inspire focused looking and draw our attention to the places and things around us that often go unnoticed. 

Blp Locations On and Around the High Line

This project is made possible by the Whitney Museum of American Art and High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line. Support is provided by 32BNY.

Special thanks to project participants Avenues: the World School, David Nolan Gallery, The Standard, 450 West 31st Owners Corp., and RD Wright.