Another entry for my ‘art underground’ series even though in this case the art is not undground but overground: The highlight of the Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre station are the arches made of colorful beads that bring some Mardi Grass flavour to the metro entrance at Place Colette. Advertisements
I love using the Metro (or subway, Underground or however you wanna call it) in every city I visit. It’s cheap, fast, easy to navigate, great for people-watching and here and there you can also spot some great artworks. In Paris I loved the Arts & Metiers Station on Metro Line 11. The whole station is an artwork, honoring the… Read More Paris. Art Underground. Arts & Metiers Metro Station.
“Life Underground” is an assembly of little bronze sculptures within the 14th Street / Eight Avenue station (A,C,E,L trains) in Manhattan, created in 1998 by Tom Otterness and purchased by the MTA’s Arts for Transit program. from the MTA website: “…The scores of figures created by Tom Otterness to Life Underground invigorate and transform the transit environment into… Read More NYC. Manhattan. 14th Street / Eight Avenue station. Life Underground by Tom Otterness.
Another favourite station of mine: Heidelberger Platz (on the U3) in Berlin. All my posts about beautiful stations and art underground can be found here. Related Content: Times Square Station Hermann Platz, Berlin Berlin. and snow.
the “drassanes” metro station on the L3 is definitely the coolest station in barcelona. click here to see all my posts about cool subway stations and art underground.
[i love ubahn/metro/subway/underground stations (as documented here, here, here, here and here), it’s my thing. in berlin the hermannplatz station (on the U7) in one of my favorites.]
most of lisbon’s metro stations have some kind of artwork to look at (like the tile murals at the oriente station), but at olaias the station itself is an artwork. more art underground: in los angeles and in new york.
the hollywood & vine subway station is located right under the famous intersection of hollywood boulevard and vine street (hence the name) and is therefor close to the walk of fame, the capitol records building and many film theaters. the design of the station resembles the interior of an old film theater with cameras standing around and film spools covering the ceiling.… Read More los angeles. hollywood and vine. art underground.
the metro in lisbon has always been one of my favorite subway systems. it’s efficient, modern, fast and clean. and most of the stations are designed by internationally known artist or feature their artworks. one of the most interesting stations is “oriente”, part of the gare do oriente – the new transportation hub built for the expo… Read More lisbon. metro. oriente station. art underground.
a glass mosaic mural in the 42nd street subway station: “the onset of winter” by jack beal shows a group of people watching a film scene being shot at an subway entrance while it starts snowing. lisa dinhofer’s “losing my marbles” (2003) at the 42nd street/port authority bus terminal subway station. this mosaic by edith kramer… Read More nyc. manhattan. art underground.