NYC DOT Announced Artists for the 191st Street Tunnel Murals in Washington Heights

 

 

 

191st street at Broadway # 1 Train, 2017

The community was shocked to see their 191st Street #1 subway station at Broadway, devoid of the colorful murals commissioned by Department of Transportation in 2015 as part of a Beautification Project. This past weekend, a DOT operation “fully clean and sanitize’ the approximately 900-foot-long tunnel early on Saturday morning, January 21, 2023.

Update ~ NYC DOT Announces Search for Four Artists to beautify 191st Street Tunnel (March 16, 2023).

The Uptown Collective posted the names of the artists whose work will ‘enliven and beautify the walls’ of the 191st Street Tunnel. They are Vicky Bonilla, Denise Coke, Rasheeda Johnson, and Carla Torres. Congratulations to the artists, and look forward to the new murals.

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‘Rice Terraces’ by Dasic Fernandez the 2021 Doyers Street NYC DOT Asphalt Art Activations Street Mural

 

 

 

New Street Mural on Doyers Street in Chinatown entitled Rice Terraces by artist Dasic Fernandez. Image via Instagram

Chilean-born New York street artist Dasic Fernandez was the commissioned artist for this year’s NYC DOT’s ‘Asphalt Art Activations‘ mural project on the historic Doyers Street in Chinatown. Her mural, which was unveiled this week, is entitled Rice Terraces and spans the entire 4,851 square feet, at 200 feet long. The artwork was unveiled this week.

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‘Kenseth Armstead: Boulevard of African Monarchs’ in Harlem Extended Through October, 2021

 

 

 

Kenseth Armstead’s ‘Boulevard of African Monarchs’ in Harlem

NYC DOT Art Community Commission and The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance partnered to install a timely and pertinent new art installation in Harlem. Kenseth Armstead: Boulevard of African Monarchs arrived on 116th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard on August 13, 2020.

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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Stop Telling Women to Smile……..on Lenox Avenue in Harlem

 

 

 

artist tatyana fazlailzaheh-she is the first public artist in residence at nycchr.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs announced four new public artists-in-residence (PAIR). We spotted the work of one of them on Lenox Avenue at 125th Street in Harlem.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a Brooklyn-based street artist and painter whose street art project Stop Telling Women to Smile tackles gender-based street harassment. Her work can be found on walls from New York to Paris, Los Angeles to Mexico City, and right here…….

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DOT Art ~ Open Call 2019

 

 


Artists are invited to apply to the Community Commissions 2019 open call in which DOT Art is seeking temporary, site-responsive art proposals in all five boroughs for implementation in spring/summer 2019. This round, applicants may submit sculpture or mural proposals to one of five priority sites. Selected artists are qualified to receive up to $12,000 towards direct project costs in addition to engineering support. Projects are presented with support from built-in community-based partner organizations.

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