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Rome is Burning

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Wolverine Style

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The latest gem by the man, Poster Boy.

Stunning Subway Watercolors by Joan Iaconetti

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Check out these incredibly dramatic watercolor paintings by artist and teacher Joan Iaconetti. The MTA should just post her paintings over the actual surfaces underground. Maybe some riders would smile on occasion.

More images on Joan’s blog!

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Don’t Miss Single Fare 3!

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The third Single Fare MetroCard art exhibition opens up tomorrow. Small works by a thousand different artists will be featured this year, including some Subway Art Blog veterans. Stay tuned for my full report soon!

February 13 – 22, 2013

Opening Reception: February 13, 6-9pm

RH Gallery, 137 Duane Street

Nerdcore Subway Art

Eastern Parkway Goblins

Someone going by the name “Puck” has been posting these awesome Lord of The Rings-themed service advisories. Street art or guerrilla marketing for The Hobbit?

Bergen St Shelob

Thanks to Jason McDonald for the photos!

SAMO Lives!

SAMO Lives

Spotted this homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat at Broadway Junction on the L line.

Going UR Way

SKI and 2ESAE of UR New York have kicked off a sweet new subway project. “Going UR Way” involves custom black vinyl stickers created by the artistic duo. Each one is cut to form the silhouette of a figure and then placed on the surfaces of subway cars, each which interact with their environment very playfully.

2ESAE described the project to me:

We’re trying to make our mark in the public spaces even if its a small statement. As opposed to the tradition of just dripping or scratching our names into shit we found a cleaner, less invasive technique with the hopes they get to ride and reach more of an audience. We chose everyday imagery that people can relate to which is inviting and invokes thought. The message is simple: “Be Who You Are”, which in a way we are subliminally putting out there.

I’ve been told to keep an eye out for more of these soon. Send in your photos if you catch them in the wild!

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On The Grid – Closing Reception This Friday!

 

You might be wondering why I haven’t been posting very often lately. Well, here is one of the reasons! I helped curate a show at Outlet gallery in Bushwick. Several Subway Art Blog artists were included in the show such as Jilly Ballistic, A City of Children, Jason Eppink, Matthew Silver and Enrico Miguel Thomas. Also being shown at the show are both issues of my zine SubCulture.

At the closing reception, Outlet is raffling off a canvas by A City of Children and advance tickets are available exclusively on the Subway Art Shop for only $3. The piece is valued at $300, so this is your chance!

On The Grid closes Friday night, so come check out all of this awesome artwork before its too late! Also keep an eye on Subway Art Blog over the next few weeks for a few more announcements about awesome projects I’m involved in.

Happy To See Me?

Someone was really excited that L train service was restored post-hurricane Sandy! Photo by @reidhcooper on Instagram.

Fun with Wet Paint Signs: Invitational Edition

PAINT HERE by @12ozProphet on Instagram

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The Subway Art of Logan Hicks

Logan Hicks is a New York-based subway art veteran. His work explores the dynamics of urban environments, so naturally public transportation is depicted in much of his work. One of his newest series focuses on New York’s subway. Logan depicts life on subway trains in these pieces made out of anodized aluminum, inside custom machined aluminum frames that mimic the windows of subway cars.

I was lucky enough to be a part of the piece above (that’s me turned around gazing at the viewer).

The anodized aluminum series is being shown now at the Opera Gallery in Paris France and closes tomorrow!

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Escape

In contrast to all the post-Sandy images we are seeing of a flooded subway system, here is a painting by Seth Tane called “Escape.” Be safe.

Seth Tane – American Painting