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Seth Tane’s Above and Below

Seth Tane

Subway artist Seth Tane is showing 40 of his latest paintings now through April 25th. All the info below!

The exhibition can be seen at the architecture firm of Deborah Berke Partners located at 220 5th avenue. The building is located at the NW corner of 5th avenue and 26th street in the Flatiron District of Manhattan opposite Madison Square Park. Viewing hours are 9AM – 6PM Monday – Friday. Phone: (212) 229-9211

Stunning Subway Watercolors by Joan Iaconetti


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!


Wet Floor II   2013 more »


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

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Flashback Friday: Howard Thain

Howard Thain, Grand Central Station, N.Y.C., 1927

Flashback Friday: Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko, Untitled Subway, 1937

Flashback Friday: Charlotte Johnson Wahl

Charlotte Johnson Wahl, Subway NYC, 1994

Subway Artist Profile: Richard Estes

Richard Estes, The L Train, 2009

From Wikipedia

Richard Estes is an American artist, best known for his photorealist paintings. The paintings generally consist of reflective, clean, and inanimate city and geometric landscapes. He is regarded as one of the founders of the international photo-realist movement of the late 1960s, with such painters as Ralph Goings, Chuck Close, and Duane Hanson. Author Graham Thompson wrote, “One demonstration of the way photography became assimilated into the art world is the success of photorealist painting in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It is also called super-realism or hyper-realism and painters like Richard Estes, Denis Peterson, Audrey Flack, and Chuck Close often worked from photographic stills to create paintings that appeared to be photographs.”

Richard Estes at Marlborough Gallery

Richard Estes on Artnet