Jesús “Bubu” Negrón: The Back Portrait at The High Line

Jesús “Bubu” Negrón creates sculptures and performances by inserting small gestures into the everyday landscape: for example, creating a carpet out of cigarette butts collected by street sweepers, or mending a cracking bronze public sculpture with a plaster cast. Negrón is inspired by workers who are experts in one area — for example, street sketch artists, gardeners, and artisans — and sees their work not just as a paying job, but as a cultural practice. Negrón himself has worked among experts in these fields, blurring the lines between “artist” and “artisan,” and questioning art world traditions.


On the High Line at 17th Street

Start Date

July 25, 2017

End Date

July 27, 2017


02:00 PM - 07:00 PM


The High Line, New York

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High Line Art

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