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The best outdoor art in NYC this fall
Time Out New York

Nari Ward, Smart Tree


A childhood memory of seeing an abandoned car with a tree growing out of it in his father’s yard provides the inspiration to this comical meditation on recycling and the power of nature to reclaim the environment. A supposedly eco-friendly Smart Car is raised here on concrete blocks and clad in treads from old tires, as a sapling grows through its sun roof—a clever play on park in both the automotive and green sense of the word. High Line, West 23rd and Tenth Avenue. Through March 2017.


Photograph: Courtesy Timothy Schenk/Friends of the High Line