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Huge Underground NYC Art Installation
November 3, 2010
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The NY Times published an awesome behind-the-scenes appraisal of the Underbelly Project, a massive underground street art installation housed by the walls of an abandones NYC subway station. The project features 103 global artists like Ron English, Swoon, and Revok.

"Known to its creators and participating artists as the Underbelly Project, the space, where all the show's artworks remain, defies every norm of the gallery scene. Collectors can't buy the art. The public can't see it. And the only people with a chance of stumbling across it are the urban explorers who prowl the city's hidden infrastructure or employees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.


That's because the exhibition has been mounted, illegally, in a long-abandoned subway station. The dank, cavernous hall feels a lot farther than it actually is from the bright white rooms of Chelsea's gallery district. Which is more or less the point: This is an art exhibition that goes to extremes to avoid being part of the art world, and even the world in general."

See the full NY Times gallery here.

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