Wednesday, October 28, 2015

In Plain Sight

I feel sure hundreds pass this painting every day. It is part of the special exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum in Ft. Worth, Texas, but it does not hang in The American Folk Art Museum in New York City with the others.

It hangs on the wall ... in the subway at Fifth Ave. and Fifty First Street in New York City.

Ralph Fasanella painted it in the 1950's from sketches he drew while riding on the subway, and felt that it should be shared with subway riders. After the exhibition, it will return to the subway tunnel wall. So you can look for it next time you are in NYC.


  1. That is much more pleasant to look at than the advertisements billboards in the subways.

  2. A subway is a very unexpected spot for art!

  3. Hanging in the subway?! Pretty remarkable that it is still intact. Gotta keep one's eyes open to see the beauty surrounding us!