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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Art Ahoy, at the 81st Street Subway Station

Mosaic, 81st Street, NYC
Photo by myself at the 81st Street subway station, on the Upper West Side.

A photo from the subway station just around the corner from the Museum of Natural History.

Other artwork in this station includes bronze castings of dinosaur fossils, embedded into the wall. The mosaics and fossils are playfully scattered throughout the station.

Hundreds of art pieces are installed in the New York subway stations. Most of the art is engaging and have something to do with the immediate area, which is nice since one subway platform could easily look like any other.

The artwork in the 81st Street station was completed in 2009. For more about it, click here.

Related posts: Street Art, in SoHo, On Art and Music, Below Times Square and Cereal Killers, in Williamsburg.



like this photo a lot!it's so vivid!and i feel like nyc is calling me back!xx

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Hi Kitty! Great picture! The art, the boy pointing, the woman looking the other way and the subway moving! Really nice!!

matt said...

Cool,nice to see it's in such good condition . If it were on the underground in London it would be trashed, bits missing etc, shame but true.

RedPat said...

Great - love the art and the dynamics between the boy and the woman.

Pierre said...

Hi Kitty,

I love the surnatural look of this photo. Great composition with the kid. :)

Islandia Lane said...

I just love this one.