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  • Michael Krakovskiy 5:29 am on July 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Along the Way, Collage, Coney Island Baby, Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue, Doug Starn, , Fulton Street Transit Center, Mike Starn, mixed media, Modern painters, , , Playland, Robert Wilson, Romare Bearden, Roy Lichtenstein, Site-specific art, Sol LeWitt, , Times Square – 42nd Street, Visual arts   

    Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit 

    Along the Way is a tour through New York’s underground museum of contemporary art, works commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit for the subway system and commuter rail lines. Vivid murals by Roy Lichtenstein and Romare Bearden convey the energy of Times Square, while Robert Wilson’s Coney Island Baby captures the festive spirit of the city’s playland. Currently underway are a photographic installation by Mike and Doug Starn at the new Fulton Street Transit Center and a large-scale ceramic wall drawing by Sol LeWitt at Columbus Circle.

    Initiated in 1985, this collection of site-specific public art now encompasses more than 150 pieces in mosaic, terra-cotta, bronze, faceted glass, and mixed media. The program takes its cue from the original mandate that the subways be designed, constructed, and maintained with a view to the beauty of their appearance, as well as to their efficiency. Arts for Transit is committed to the preservation and restoration of the original ornament of the system and to commissioning new works that exemplify the principles of public art, relating directly to the places in which they are installed and the community around them.

     
  • Michael Krakovskiy 5:29 am on July 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Color photography, , Intellectual giftedness, , Vision, Visual arts   

    Subway Art 

    Two gifted photographers have documented every aspect of this extraordinary urban subculture, complete with 239 full-color photographs.
     
  • Michael Krakovskiy 9:36 pm on July 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Ballets Russes, Exoticism, , Fashion illustration, fashion photographer, Fashion photography, Film crew, , , Visual arts   

    100 Years of Fashion Illustration 

    A visual feast of 400 dazzling images, this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day. Early in the century fashion illustration reflected new, liberating currents in art and culture, such as the exoticism of the Ballets Russes, while the postwar period saw inspiration from the great Parisian couturiers. After the dominance of the celebrity fashion photographer in the ’60s, a new generation of illustrators emerged, embracing the medium of the computer, while many returned to more traditional techniques.

     
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