In a gift to the city’s subway riders, MoMA takes over Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street subway station, filling the station with reproductions of over 50 works of art in the MoMA collection. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, walk through the station to see images of works by Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Charles Eames, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and many other great artists, filmmakers, and designers. It’s a beautiful reminder that the real MoMA is only a short ride away.
I checked it out this morning, on a press tour, and what can I say: F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C! It was somewhat surreal to admire these famous pieces of art in such a rushed environment. A wonderful clash of an every day life situation where we do not pay attention to our surroundings and just rush from A to B.