Artwork: "Life Underground" (Tom Otterness)
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Artwork: "Life Underground" (Tom Otterness)

Location: 14th Street, 8th Avenue (IND 8th Avenue Line)
Installation Year: 2000
Notes:

An installation by artist Tom Otterness called Life Underground features bronze sculptures emerging from the floors and playing along the ceilings of the station.

Tom Otterness's "Life Underground" (at 14th Street and 8th Avenue) has emerged as one of the most popular pieces of subway art in the system. Regular riders doubtless noticed that installation took several years, owing to long disputes with bureaucrats. Otterness now creates exclusively public works and like other public artists -- Christo and Jeanne-Claude come to mind -- he considers dickering with officials part of the creative process. In the meantime, parts of this installation appeared all over town, from Central Park to Battery Park City to Downtown Brooklyn and Pratt Institute. The entire installation, as Otterness conceived it, is now in place. (Thanks to Harry Matthews.)


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Date: 3/27/2012
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Date: 3/27/2012
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Date: 3/27/2012
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Date: 3/27/2012
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Date: 3/27/2012
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Date: 3/27/2012
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Date: 3/27/2012
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Date: 3/27/2012
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Date: 3/27/2012
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Date: 3/27/2012
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Date: 3/27/2012
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Date: 1/6/2010
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
Viewed (this week/total): 3 / 2913


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Roberto C. Tobar
Date: 4/1/2009
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
Viewed (this week/total): 2 / 3264


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Roberto C. Tobar
Date: 4/1/2009
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Michael Romero
Date: 1/5/2008
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
Viewed (this week/total): 3 / 4685


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Michael Romero
Date: 1/5/2008
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
Viewed (this week/total): 4 / 4406


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Jorge Catayi
Date: 9/10/2007
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
Viewed (this week/total): 6 / 6062


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 7/14/2005
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
Viewed (this week/total): 4 / 10730


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
Viewed (this week/total): 5 / 5985


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
Viewed (this week/total): 3 / 5994


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
Viewed (this week/total): 3 / 4222


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
Viewed (this week/total): 3 / 4258


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
Viewed (this week/total): 5 / 5790


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND 8th Avenue Line
Location: 14th Street
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 12/15/2004
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
Viewed (this week/total): 3 / 4059


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 8th Avenue
Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Date: 12/28/2003
Artwork: Life Underground, Tom Otterness, 2000
Notes: With R7A 1575 on fantrip
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