Chuck Close talks about his Arts for Transit Subway project
News Flash! Carol Vogel writes in today’s New York Times:
Here’s something positive for art lovers, anyway: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit has commissioned Chuck Close to create a permanent installation for the 86th Street and Second Avenue station, which is scheduled to open in 2016.
In the article, Vogel reports:
Instead of painting portraits, Mr. Close will be creating mosaics. “My work has always had a mosaiclike quality to it,” Mr. Close said in a telephone interview. “So it’s not such a stretch. The idea is to reflect the riding population: old people, young people, people of color, Asians. I’m going to do as many as 12 separate mosaics, mainly from pictures of artists I’ve taken over the years.”
He added, “The richness of the city is all the various cultures coming together, and the richness of my art will be to simultaneously let people in on how many ways there are to build an image.”
We can’t wait for you to see it!!!
Photo: Laura Miller, courtesy of the artist and Pace Wildenstein