Friday, November 20, 2009

☞ SEE: Faith Ringgold's Mosaics at 125th Street

One of the best pieces of public art might be found at the 2,3 station on 125th Street. African-American artist Faith Ringgold has an entire series of mosaics that captures the classical art form and reinvents in a historic Harlem context. Floating dream-like figures pass over such institutions as the Apollo (top), the Studio Museum of Harlem (center) and the Cotton Club (last). There are quite a few more pieces that often include establishments that are long-gone but beloved in the minds of any citizen of Harlem. The station itself has probably seen better days, but the walls lining the interior always brighten one's visit. Photos by Ulysses

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