2. Untitled (drone) by Sam Durant at the Highline Plinth
One of several public art installations along The Highline, Sam Durant’s Untitled (drone) is the second High Line Plinth commission. Untitled (drone) can be seen on the Highline walkway as well as from the street below. With this work, Durant seeks to make visible the intentionally obscured drone warfare perpetrated by the United States, and to remind the public that drones and surveillance are a tragic and pervasive presence in the daily lives of many living outside—and within—the United States.
This large-scale fiberglass sculpture in the shape of an abstracted drone atop a 25-foot-tall steel pole continues High Line Art’s mission of presenting new, powerful, thought-provoking artworks that generate and amplify some of today’s most important conversations.