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Artwork: Subway Car Art Cards

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Subway Car Art Cards (Listing)

  • Sophie Blackall, Missed Connections
  • John Blackford, Redbird In Air
  • Dave Calver, Bling (a.k.a. Hand)
  • Dave Calver, Rabbit Transit (unofficial name)
  • Marcos Chin, Grand Central Catwalk (2013)
  • R. Gregory Christie, The Subway Soiree
  • Béatrice Coron, All Around Town
  • Edward Del Rosario, Centennial Game
  • Andrea Deszö, Garden Dwellers
  • Susan Farrington, Robots (2014)
  • Chris Gall, In Flight
  • James Gulliver Hancock, All the Stuff on the Subway (2014)
  • James Gulliver Hancock, Living in New York (2014)
  • Philippe Lechien, Fire Escape
  • Takayo Noda, Traveling Dinosaur Chicks
  • Lothar Osterburg, Zeppelins in Grand Central (2013)
  • Duke Riley, The U Line
  • Peter Sis, Subway Whale

Artist Peter Sis wrote a book about a whale in 1992 called "The Ocean World". "For a person born in a landlocked country [the Czech Republic], the whales always fascinated me," he said. The whale's cross-section revealed an intricate gray labyrinth of Manhattan's buildings and blocks. A path traversing the whales belly showed railway cars chugging along. "The whale was absolutely one of my favorite works. It was created out of my love for Manhattan and was the most patriotic and heartfelt project I ever did. And the reaction of the public was amazing. I got phone calls and letters from all over the country," Sis said. Source: Interview with Sis conducted by Gail Roa Dumlao, "A Whale of a Ride", posted on thesubwaychronicles.com, since removed.

  • Owen Smith, Subway Builders
  • Sloane Tanen and Stefan Hagen, Subway Chicks

A new Centennial Art Card created by artist Sloane Tanen and photographer Stefan Hagen is also on display inside subway cars. It portrays tiny yellow chicks celebrating the opening day of the subway. Tanen and Hagen based their creation on the historic day in October 1904 when Mayor McClellan drove the first subway car from the City Hall Station. Their artwork is populated with musicians, reporters, spectators, vendors, and politicians, all of whom participated in the celebration of this momentous occasion. Tanen and Hagen said, "Every attempt was made to replicate, in 3/4 scale, the spectacular space, complete with parquet floors, chandeliers and marble benches. Great care was also taken to capture the mood and excitement of that long-forgotten day." Source: MTA Press Release, mta.info

  • Tim Zeltner, Coney Island

Photo Gallery


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Artwork: Subway Whale (Peter Sis)

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Photo by: Oren H.
Artwork: Subway Chicks ( Tanen/Hagen)

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Artwork: Bling (a.k.a. Hand) (Dave Calver)

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Photo by: John Barnes
Artwork: Rabbit Transit (unofficial name) (Dave Calver)

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Photo by: John Barnes
Artwork: Coney Island (Tim Zeltner)

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Photo by: Roberto C. Tobar
Artwork: In Flight (Chris Gall)

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Artwork: In Flight (Chris Gall)

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Artwork: Fire Escape (Philippe Lechien)

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Photo by: Roberto C. Tobar
Artwork: All Around Town (Béatrice Coron)

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Artwork: Garden Dwellers (Andrea Deszö)

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Artwork: The U Line (Duke Riley)

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Artwork: Traveling Dinosaur Chicks (Takayo Noda)

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Artwork: The Subway Soiree (R. Gregory Christie)

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Artwork: Grand Central Catwalk (Marcos Chin)

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Artwork: All the Stuff on the Subway (James Gulliver Hancock)


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