A few weeks ago I wrote a couple of posts about some of the art on the new Second Avenue subway line (found here and here). Today, I want to introduce you to the installation at another Second Avenue station: artist Sarah Sze’s Blueprint for a Landscape, found at the 96th Street Station. A resident of New York City, Sarah Sze is also a professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Blueprint for a Landscape consists of a series of blue and white images, with different images for each of the station’s entrances. The color and style of the images draws inspiration from architectural blueprints. The themes include things commonly seen across New York City: sheets of paper blowing in the wind, scaffolding, trees and other landscaping, and birds.
The 96th Street station art is very different from that at the other stations, but still very interesting – particularly for those who have architectural interests. Here are some examples of what you will see if you visit the station.
To see the art at the 96th Street station for yourself, take the Q train uptown to the end of the line.
8 thoughts on “Subway Station Art: The New Second Avenue-96th Street Station”
Nice work you’ve captured there. I particularly like the way that the art ’emerges’ from the tiles in the last photo.
I just feel like I’m with you on these journeys! Really enjoy your blog and all the interesting photos!
Thank you! I’m glad you are enjoying my blog.
A peaceful colour in the hurleyburley. My favourites are the birds and the flying paper.
So much to see on these murals, I would be going up and down the escalator all the time!
I went up and down every one several times, trying to get the best pictures – I think some people wondered about me!
Wow, it looks gorgeous! I can’t wait to visit it. It’s fascinating which direction each contemporary artist chooses to take, based on their background and surroundings.