"Lying Figure," a 15-foot-long bronze sculpture of a headless man resting on his elbows will be installed Friday under The Standard Hotel and remain in the elevated park for the next year, Friends of the High Line said.
The sculpture, by British artist Thomas Houseago, will be "the park's own Gulliver" alongside the miniature sculptures of the "Lilliput" series installed in mid-April, Friends of the High Line wrote in a statement.
“[Houseago] is one of the most exciting sculptors among his generation and I look forward to seeing this sculpture installed between one of the High Line’s favorite features: the old train tracks," High Line Art director Cecilia Alemani said.
The sculpture will be on display under the 848 Washington St. hotel through March 14, 2013.
On Thursday, May 24, a group of performers led by experimental dancer Simone Forti will form "Huddle," an improvisational dance, in various locations along the High Line.
"Huddle" was first performed in 1961, in which dancers crowd together to form a structure from which members of the group gradually break away and climb on top of the huddle.
“Simone Forti is a legendary artist and dancer. She is part of a groundbreaking moment that bridged dance and visual art in a creative and inspirational way," she said.
"Huddle" will be performed at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24, under The Standard Hotel and at other locations in the park, which runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 30th Street in Chelsea.
Forti will give a free talk about her work at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at The Standard. Seats can be reserved online.