|Location: Myrtle Avenue (BMT 4th Avenue Line)|
|Installation Year: 1980|
Masstransiscope is an animated painting placed on the abandoned northbound platform of the Myrtle Avenue station, just prior to crossing the Manhattan Bridge. The animation was based on the zoetrope, essentially a series of single frames viewed through slits as the train moved past the station. The brief glimpses of the frames appeared to animate the artwork. After being in disrepair for many years, the "Masstransiscope" was restored by the artist in 2008 and again in 2013.
This artwork has generated more press than almost any other subway art installation. Here's a sampling: