Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Not so Secret Underbelly Project

Beneath the Streets of NYC, two street artists are gathering a team of over a hunderd to create works at an unknown abandoned subway station. From murals to installations the visiting artists are blindfolded as they are lead underground through the dark tunnels of Manhattan. Only allowed to work for one night, supplying their own materials, they must work fast under one battery operated lamp, listening carefully for any subway workers that might be coming through. The idea of such a project is something I find invigorating and would love to take part of such a scheme. However, even with such a great idea, there are many risks involved. Will these images become an urban legend? Or is it only a matter of time before authorities discover the secret location of the modern equivalent cave paintings?

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