AMNH Subway Art #67

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Since I am having trouble getting out to roam the city and take pictures, I thought I'd return us to the upstairs subway platform at AMNH for a couple days to look at a few pieces that I haven't yet shared with you.

Mystery bird -- Archeopteryx?
as portrayed in tiles on the downtown stairway landing of the NYC subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).

Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

Read more about the AMNH tile artworks and see the AMNH tile artworks photographic archives -- with all the animals identified.

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Yep, the claws on the anterior border of the wing gives it away. Grrl, you must be the first person to publicize this subway tile work to a wider audience outside your SMSA or whatever.

By biosparite (not verified) on 12 Mar 2008 #permalink

I think it's more likely Microraptor than Archaeopteryx. But who knows?

By John Kwok (not verified) on 13 Mar 2008 #permalink

Pretty sure I've seen that exact pose used in drawings of Archaeopteryx before. Great mosaic. ^_^