If you commute or live by the F/M subway lines, it’s likely that you’ve been graced by the presence of some very good boys lately. The 23rd F/M station recently reopened after four months with a complete makeover.
As reported in Gothamist: “…including new benches, glass doors, clear and concise video screens, and best of all, a series of dog mosaic tributes to everyone’s favorite hangdogs, the Weimaraner. Is this the MTA giving New Yorkers an implicit signal that dogs belong on the subway?”
This pawsitively doggone funny artwork is done by the artist William Wegman and features work from his “Stationary Figures” series. If you didn’t know, Wegman is known for using his own Weimaraners as artistic subjects. (Genius move, by the way). The revamped station includes eleven glass mosaic panels of the dogs.
On the art and concept, Wegman said via Gothamist: “I wanted to create portraits of individual characters, people who you might see next to you on the platform.”
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