In 1946, Stanley Kubrick, then aged only 18, took these photographs of the New York Subway and had them published by LOOK magazine. He photographed for the magazine from 1945 to 1950.
According to Helen O’Brian, head of LOOK’s photographic department, Kubrick generated the highest number of published articles of any photographer she had worked with. At the time, Kubrick was the youngest photographer LOOK had had on its books.
To commemorate the 110th anniversary of the New York subway, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority brought back vintage train cars, giving the public a unique commuting experience.
Two vintage trains were brought back—the “Low-Voltage” train and the “Train of Many Colors”—both of which were used in the 60s until 2001.
Subway Art Blog has a wonderful collection of fake, manipulated, and humorous subway signs and posters, curated by Jowy Romano. Some of these are really clever.
Banksy’s website updated a few minutes ago to announce Better Out Than In, “an artists residency on the streets of New York.” The ongoing event is accompanied by a phone number (800) 656-4271 that you can call with a specific code correlating to each artwork.
Additional Banksy NYC links on TheInspiration
New York City, summer of 1939: Lou Gehrig announced his retirement from the Yankees, the city hosted its first World’s Fair and, as always, it was really, really hot outside.
Recolored by Romano Archives