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.
If you are not yet familiar with the underground subway art “Underbelly Project,” you should check out this New York Times article.
If you are familiar with the project (and you are a big fan like myself) you will be excited to hear that the organizers, Workhorse and PAC, are putting together a book.
Since the existence of the project had been announced publicly in the Times article, the NYPD has arrested people who tried to find the entrance to the abandoned station and those who made it inside have reported that the work had been defaced. Luckily, the art was well-documented before the project was publicized and the organizers have an extensive collection of photos and videos.
Over 100 street artists from around the world were involved; several of them Subway Art Blog veterans, including: Posterchild, Jason Eppink and CASH4.
We Own the Night: The Art of the Underbelly Project is expected to be 240 pages and is set for release on February 7th, 2012.
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Jason Eppink is a seasoned subway art veteran with several projects under his belt including: the pixelator, the pro-pants movement, spoiler alert signs and also had work installed in the underbelly project.
Veteran subway artist Jason Eppink teamed up with Newmindspace for a new project. The artists installed official looking signs that read “spoiler alert” underneath the MTA’s countdown clocks. From Eppink’s site: “The Spoiler Alert signs warn waiting riders of this potentially unwanted information – allowing them to avert their eyes so they may preserve their spirit of adventure – while still leaving visible the data for travelers who wish to ruin the surprise for themselves.”
Check out the video to see how they were made and installed!