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Unexpected Urban Art

Whenever I wander through the city I am struck by the beaurty of everyday objects, the occasional splash of graffiti and sometimes just even the way the light hits the buildings. This unexpected urban art was  highlighted in a great article in the New York Times by Randy Kennedy. It concentrates primarily on moments inthe subway but by extension, encompasses the entire city zeitgeist

Read the full article in the link above. Here is the start of the article that is almost Walt Whitman poetic:

So for a long time now it’s been second nature for me to look at the city as if many things in it are unintentional works of art — or performance art — and to see much of the art I come across in the becalmed rooms of galleries and museums as unconscious extensions of the teeming city beyond. Sometimes the real art is indeed great. But there are also those beautiful moments when the not-real art that seems to jaywalk in front of me and bubble up out of the manhole covers can seem just as great.

And here is one of my own photos of the subway and its artistic elements.

 

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