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Artwork: Carrying On (Janet Zweig)

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Location: Prince Street ยท Installed: 2004

In collaboration with Edward del Rosario. Waterjet-cut steel, marble, and slate. The frieze at the Prince Street subway station celebrates the significance and individuality of the citizens of New York. ... It depicts 194 silhouetted people ... taken from photographs of New Yorkers in all their variety... arranged as a 1200 foot narrative that contains smaller dramatic narratives within it.... more than two thousand New Yorkers were photographed walking along the street... 194 were selected as the most evocative, varied, and visually readable.... For the installation, some of the existing white subway tiles were removed and replaced with new identical tiles that had been cut out in the shape of the figures ... stainless steel, marble, and slate shapes were placed in those spaces like puzzle pieces, making it appear that the figures are embedded in the walls. The title, "Carrying On", refers to the figures carrying various objects; New Yorkers carrying on with their lives after 9/11, and the "notoriously opinionated and lively" New Yorkers who "really do carry on." Source: janetzweig.com.


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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: Prince Street
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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: Prince Street
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Photo by: Bill E.
Location: Prince Street
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