Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Are you listening?

I don't know the origins of this ear statue from the subway. (Maybe it's also by Tom Otterness?) There don't seem to be many stations that feature art works, other than mosaics, so when I do see them I'm very curious about how they came about. I wish they credited the artists! Anyway, still posting older photos until I get my camera back.

4 comments:

Olivier said...

et tu as écouté dans l'oreille ? vraiment original (en effet cela pourrait être du Otterness ). tu pourrais peut être trouver ta réponse sur le site de la MTA (arts for transit)

Jay W said...

Lori, there is a website/archive of over 80,000 NYC subway photos which has a section on the 217 stations that have works of art displayed.

Clicking on the approprite entry usually give a good description of the artist and their work, plus a nuber of documentary photographs. Have fun exploring!

http://nycsubway.org/perl/artwork

Blue Wave 707 said...

The ear looks quite odd, but a cool shot. I like the way you captured the moving subway train in the background! :-)

marley said...

That brings a whole new meaning to the saying 'walls have ears'!