Friday, January 26, 2007

Subway Mural

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which operates the public transportation system, regularly supports artists and musicians in the city. One of its most visible projects sponsored by the organization is the Arts for Transit Program. Started in 1986, the program was established to incorporate public art into the renovation and preservation of the 100-year old plus subway system.

The mosaic mural in this photo, located under 5th Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, is a permanent installation by Los Angeles-born, Brooklyn-based artist, Samm Kunce. The mural entitled, Under Bryant Park" won the 2002 Best Public Art Project by the New York Municipal Art Society.

10 comments:

don said...

wow it looks like a real tree hanging at the metro.

everyday rotterdam

Dsole said...

It's amazing! So weird but really cool! nice shot! :)

angela said...

Yes, I thought it was real too...and outside.
Angela

pcfranchina said...

Nice shot. Love the guy at the bottom. Great catch!

Phil
http://nycblogspot.blogspot.com/

Olivier said...

quand je vais à New York, je prefere prendre le bus, mais c'est vrai que certaines stations de metro à new york sont sublimes (voir celle de l’American Museum of Natural History).
Sur le site que tu donnes voir la page artwork



when I go to New York, I prefer to travel by the bus, but it is true that certain subway stations in New York are sublimes (see that of American Museum of Natural History). On the site which you give to see the page artwork

Ming_the_Merciless said...

don, dsole & angela - thanks for the comment. I took over 10 photos because the indoor lighting isn't great. This is one of the few photos that came out perfect.

pcfranchina - I think the old chinese lady will take offense to you calling her a man. :-)

olivier - thanks for the site/link. I love it. My favorite is the Roy Lichtenstein painting at Time Square.

pcfranchina said...

HAHAHA She will get over it.

Lavender Lady said...

It is beautiful and I'm so glad they are doing this. The first time I saw art in a subway was in Moscow in 1991. We need to support art and expose our children to this medium.

Keropok Man said...

i like the lines that look like cracks.

brilliant shot.

Candid Cool said...

beautiful