West 86th Street Subway Art 1

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I am now presenting NYC subway tile artworks as photographed by me at the West 86th street subway platform at Broadway, where the local 1-train stops. This platform was decorated by an artist, Nitza Tufino and a group of students from the Grosvenor House school, and depicts scenes from typical NYC life on the UWS (Upper West Side) -- one of my favorite Manhattan neighborhoods.

86th Street Subway Art #1
as seen at NYC's 86th Street stop at Broadway for the uptown 1 train.
(This piece was completed in 1989; it was mounted on 2 July 2006)

Unfortunately, this piece was defaced by vandals;
I am not sure if all the damage can be repaired.

Artist: Nitza Tufino.

Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

I have photographed tile artworks from several NYC subway stations now, so far, all are westside Manhattan subway lines, including Chambers Street (A & C trains), Houston Street (1 train), Pennsylvania "Penn" station (1, 2 & 3 trains) [subway art archives] and, my favorite subway station of all, the American Museum of Natural History station at 81st and Central Park West (B & C trains) [AMNH archives].

I plan to continue photographing subway station artworks as long as you enjoy seeing them.

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"Broadway street"?

"Red line"?

You use language of which I have never heard spoken.

By P Arallel (not verified) on 13 May 2008 #permalink