Weekend Abstraction – Cable News

This one has a little story behind it.

NY1, a cable news channel here in New York, ran a piece on found art in the subway. For the story they interviewed Maureen Cooter about her subway tile paintings, Jen and Alli at Why Are You on My Train? about their videos and myself about the abstractions I find underground.

The last shot in the video is of me taking the photo above inside the 23rd street station. You can watch this and what little of our interviews did not hit the cutting room floor on NY1’s website here: NY1 – Subway Art Hard to Miss, Easy to Uncover.

New York Sunsets

Posterchild - New York Sunsets

Introducing Posterchild, a Toronto-based artist perhaps best known for his Mario Blocks street art project. In his latest work, called New York Sunsets, he posts cityscape silhouettes over several video billboards found on subway station entrances. Many more Sunsets can be found on his blog, Blade Diary or watch a video of the installations after the jump.

[Blade Diary – New York Sunsets]

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NYC Subway Stars in Coca Cola Ad

So there I am sitting in the movie theater last weekend to see Where the Wild Things Are and lo and behold, this Coca Cola ad comes on featuring what is clearly the New York City subway. If you look closely at the background, it appears they are using some retro subway map.