Artwork: "Bronx Literature" (Béatrice Coron)
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Artwork: "Bronx Literature" (Béatrice Coron)

Location: Burke Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line)
Installation Year: 2006
Notes:

The text below is summarized from the artist's official page for this work: Bronx Literature/beatricecoron.com and from cuny.edu

A celebration of Bronx literature, depicting the universe of four writers who lived in or wrote about the Bronx: Sholom Aleichem, James Baldwin, Nicholasa Mohr and Edgar Allan Poe. Through the stories of these writers, we visit important moments of the neighborhood's history. Each window depicts a book and a time period.

"Reading on the subway is a daily commuter activity that is common but highly individual. At the same time the Bronx has been the home and inspiration for many writers. I wanted to celebrate the borough's rich literary heritage that encompasses the voices of writers as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Shalom Aleichem, Jack Kerouac, Countee Cullen, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Allen Ginsberg, Chaim Potok, E.L. Doctorow, and many others. These authors tell the story of the borough from colonial times to suburban and contemporary community developments. Their works help us travel through time, into different social classes and communities making each of us an insider.

In my project Bronx Literature, each glass panel celebrates one writer and the atmosphere of his/her books. The station will present the following books: Ulalume, Edgar Allan Poe; Mottel, the Cantor's Son, Sholem Aleichem; The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin; and El Bronx Remembered, Nicholasa Mohr. Each writer's stories or poems are a window on a particular neighborhood at a particular time. Each of the windows in the image also depicts people reading. The artwork at the station will make us discover the many aspects of the borough and enrich the everyday activity of commuting."


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Burke Avenue
Photo by: Béatrice Coron
Date: 3/27/2006
Artwork: Bronx Literature, Béatrice Coron, 2006
Notes: James Baldwin panel.
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Burke Avenue
Photo by: Béatrice Coron
Date: 3/27/2006
Artwork: Bronx Literature, Béatrice Coron, 2006
Notes: James Baldwin panel.
Viewed (this week/total): 6 / 3421


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Burke Avenue
Photo by: Béatrice Coron
Date: 3/26/2006
Artwork: Bronx Literature, Béatrice Coron, 2006
Notes: Edgar Allan Poe panel.
Viewed (this week/total): 3 / 3807


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Burke Avenue
Photo by: Béatrice Coron
Date: 3/26/2006
Artwork: Bronx Literature, Béatrice Coron, 2006
Notes: Nicholasa Mohr panel.
Viewed (this week/total): 3 / 3206


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Burke Avenue
Photo by: Béatrice Coron
Date: 3/26/2006
Artwork: Bronx Literature, Béatrice Coron, 2006
Notes: Nicholasa Mohr panel--dancers detail.
Viewed (this week/total): 2 / 2980


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Burke Avenue
Photo by: Béatrice Coron
Date: 3/26/2006
Artwork: Bronx Literature, Béatrice Coron, 2006
Notes: Nicholasa Mohr panel--detail.
Viewed (this week/total): 2 / 3196


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Burke Avenue
Photo by: Béatrice Coron
Date: 3/26/2006
Artwork: Bronx Literature, Béatrice Coron, 2006
Notes: Sholom Aleichem panel.
Viewed (this week/total): 2 / 3235


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Burke Avenue
Photo by: Béatrice Coron
Date: 3/26/2006
Artwork: Bronx Literature, Béatrice Coron, 2006
Notes: Sholom Aleichem panel--detail of fiddler.
Viewed (this week/total): 2 / 2942

   



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