Artwork: "DeKalb Improvisation" (Stephen T. Johnson)
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Artwork: "DeKalb Improvisation" (Stephen T. Johnson)

Location: DeKalb Avenue (BMT 4th Avenue Line)
Installation Year: 2004
Notes:

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.


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT 4th Avenue Line
Location: DeKalb Avenue
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 3/16/2005
Artwork: DeKalb Improvisation, Stephen T. Johnson, 2004
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City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT 4th Avenue Line
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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 3/16/2005
Artwork: DeKalb Improvisation, Stephen T. Johnson, 2004
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City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT 4th Avenue Line
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Date: 3/16/2005
Artwork: DeKalb Improvisation, Stephen T. Johnson, 2004
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT 4th Avenue Line
Location: DeKalb Avenue
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 3/16/2005
Artwork: DeKalb Improvisation, Stephen T. Johnson, 2004
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT 4th Avenue Line
Location: DeKalb Avenue
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 3/16/2005
Artwork: DeKalb Improvisation, Stephen T. Johnson, 2004
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT 4th Avenue Line
Location: DeKalb Avenue
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 3/16/2005
Artwork: DeKalb Improvisation, Stephen T. Johnson, 2004
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT 4th Avenue Line
Location: DeKalb Avenue
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 3/16/2005
Artwork: DeKalb Improvisation, Stephen T. Johnson, 2004
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