Taxi Art

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Movable Art: NYC Cabs to be Topped Off with Art
December 26, 2009

taxi-200New York (AP) — The next place to see modern art in New York City could be on the roof of a yellow cab.

A Las Vegas, Nev.-based company that sells advertising space atop taxis says it plans to display artworks on roughly 500 cabs during January in place of commercials.

Show Media co-owner John Amato says he wanted to give something back to the city.

The project will cost the company about $100,000 in lost revenue.

The Art Production Fund of New York helped select the artists whose works will sit atop passenger cabins: Shirin Neshat, Alex Katz and Yoko Ono.

Each artist’s work will appear on about 160 cabs.

image: John Cox