Now on for some real Subway Art

Honouring the past. Living in the present. Connecting with the future.

”During her research, Shin found old photographs in the Transit Museum and the New York Historical Society Archives that documented the dismantling of the El trains on 2nd Ave in the 1940s and of the 3rd Ave El in the 1950s, which became the primary sources of inspiration for the work. The artist decided to transform the 63rd Street Station into a time machine of sorts, surrounding today’s commuters with images of New Yorkers who once commuted on the El that stood in the same spot nearly 7 decades ago. “I wanted the new permanent work to connect to this landmark moment in New York City’s history and bring this story to public life, what was lost and gained in the making of the 2nd Ave Subway,” she said.”

From an interview on Art Zealous, by Katita Miller

Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street
JEAN SHIN
Elevated, 2017

Laminated glass, glass mosaic, and ceramic tile

February 11th, 2017

19 thoughts on “Now on for some real Subway Art

  1. The old lady in the bottom left of picture number five. She has an old fashioned bonnet and a handbag over her arm. When the BBC showed the Agatha Christie detective stories she was the heroine.

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