High-Minded Holiday Gifts 2009: Art and the Subway

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Art and the Subway: New York Underground, by Tracy Fitzpatrick

art&thesubway-200The New York City subway, considered an engineering feat and a work of art, has kindled the imagination of millions. Art and the Subway explores artistic production surrounding the world’s most famous public transportation system, from just before its opening in 1904 to the present day. Using a stunning array of images, Tracy Fitzpatrick offers perspectives on ways in which the subway has been used as a subject about which to make art, as a site within which to make art, and as a canvas upon which to make art.

Read a review by Randy Shaw from BeyondChron, San Francisco’s alternative online daily, here.