It appears as though some awesome person brought NYC subway wet paint signs to Miami to create some fun anagrams. The number of New Yorkers and New York inspired art here is uncanny!
I found this awesome video piece by Leandro Erlich on the showroom floor at Art Basel. The video is a loop of views outside subway car windows from all over the world. Each clip is stitched together to look like one seamless trip. Even cooler is that the LCD TV is made to look like the window of a subway car, completing the experience.
Check out Leandro’s official site.
Graffiti writers 2ESAE and SKI of UR New York showed new work at their own show called “Breaking and Entering” in Wynwood, Miami this weekend.
In one series that was being displayed, the artists appropriated traffic signs and other city signage as their canvases. One of these works, called “Good Ole Days,” utilized a sign from the M train. Another series in the show was a collection of model vehicles painted by the duo. One of these was a yellow service subway car with old school fill-in bubble letter tags.
The subway seems to be a common topic in the work of many artists showing in Miami. Graffiti writers especially have a connection with the subway because the modern graffiti movement was born on the trains. It’s pretty amazing that the system continues to inspire so much art.
Check out UR New York’s site for more!
Last night was the Underbelly Project’s book prerelease party at the group’s exhibition in Miami. Several Underbelly artists where on hand to sign early special edition copies of We Own The Night, a compendium of photos and stories involving the original underground gallery in New York City. The special edition comes with a laser etched wooden book case and nine unreleased photographic prints.
Underbelly Miami is a must-see for street art fans who flocked into town for Art Basel. For those of you who could not make it, check back soon for a video walkthrough of the show and a book review!
Street art duo Os Gemeos were tasked with painting the ticket booth for MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibition a couple weeks ago. After painting the booth, they decided to take their mission a step further and build a miniature subway car sculpture to place on top of it.
Well known subway writer REAS painted one side of it.
And famed graffiti writer and Subway Art veteran Blade was also on hand to paint a piece on the other side of the car.
All photos by Martha Cooper. Check out the rest of her photos from MOCA on 12ozProphet.
Single Fare opened earlier tonight and drew a huge crowd at the reception. The total number of works displayed clocked in at over 2000 this time around. Many artists that contributed last year did so again this year and of course, there were many newcomers. There were even a few pieces by Subway Art Blog featured artists such as Thomas McKean.
Here is a gallery of some of my favorite works from my first trip to the exhibition. These photos do not even scratch the surface. Go check out the gallery for yourself while you can!
Please note: some of the images might not be appropriate for younger audiences.