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Artwork: DeKalb Improvisation (Stephen T. Johnson)

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Location: DeKalb Avenue ยท Installed: 2004

Glass mosaic murals.

Johnson just completed a major Percent for Art project for the DeKalb Avenue Subway Station in Brooklyn, N.Y. The 66-foot-long mural, called "DeKalb Improvisation," gets its color from thousands of glass mosaic tiles custom made in Germany for the project. ... In 1996, one of Johnson's children's books, "Alphabet City," won a Caldecott Honor Award and was named one of The New York Times' best illustrated books of the year. His work is in public and private collections throughout the country. Source: ljworld.com.

Johnson intended the collage to be as rich and eclectic as the streets above the tracks. "I wanted the abstract design to be balanced with realistic images that people can instantly get," Johnson says. Source: kualumni.org.

Photo Gallery


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