The permanent installations line the mezzanines at the 34th Street Penn Station stop with fluid line work and ghostly presence.
Curatorial leadership with a focus on site and audience develops an inclusive art program without using quotas.
It only took a day after Sunday’s opening for a candy bar wrapper to lodge beneath the new wooden bench of the 34th Street-Hudson Yards platform, and vague stains to appear on the station’s light granite floor tiles.
There are over 250 art projects lodged in the transit infrastructure of New York City. Some are garish or grand mosaics that cover whole subway tunnels, others you might walk by for years without recognition. A new book compiles them in a guide to city’s subterranean galleries.