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Uncategorized June, 8 2011

FriendsWithYou on the Highline

Life + Times celebrates the opening of the newest section of NYC’s Highline by getting up-close-and-personal with FriendsWithYou, who’ve produced an exciting instillation to mark the occassion. Here’s what they say, “New York’s High Line got a little color from its friends from the south, specifically the Miami-based artistic duo FriendsWithYou. Comprised of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, they’re infusing their whimsical, life-size blow up characters, collectively named “Rainbow City,” in 40 different shapes and sizes throughout the elevated concrete playground overlooking the Hudson River. To mark the grand opening of phase two of the High Line (which extends to 30th street), they’ve teamed up with AOL to present a unique and interactive experience, a beacon of magic and color created to invoke the spirit of play in all those who engage. Here, Life+Times chatted with the team behind FriendsWithYou to find out how they’re about to single-handedly adjust the aesthetic of New York’s concrete jungle.”

Check out the interview here and view more photos after the jump.

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