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Arts for Transit Poster, Welcome to New York

Arts for Transit Poster, Welcome to New York

  • 2005
  • Dave Calver
  • 29 1/2 x 45 inches ~ (73 x 114 cm)
  • Unbacked

    This poster is currently unbacked. At check out, you will be given the opportunity to add backing which would cost $190 and take approximately 6-8 weeks.

    Linen backing is the industry standard of conservation. Canvas is stretchered and a sheet of acid free barrier paper is laid down. The poster is then pasted to the acid free paper using an acid free paste. This process is fully reversible and gives support to the poster. A border of linen is left around the poster and can be used by a framer to mount the poster so that nothing touches the poster itself. Backing is what we recommend for framing, and for any poster needing restoration.

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  • MTA Arts for Transit commissions two to three artists each year to create transit-related artwork for poster production. These are randomly displayed in unused advertising space on platforms throughout the system's, 468 subway stations. The Program provides artists an opportunity to reach a broader public, while expressing the people, places, and purpose of the transit network. The program began in 1991 as a means of enhancing the station environment. Until 1998, the "Neighborhood" series highlighted neighborhood locations, encouraging the public to use the transit system and enjoy traveling to New York's diverse communities. In 1998, the theme was redirected to focus on transit-related subjects and has provided a fresh source of material for the creation of a collection New York-centered art.

    In his drawing "Commuters," Dave Calver captures the energy and elegance of New York City, where everybody has a Very Important Date. Unlike Alice's encounter with the White Rabbit, when New Yorkers head underground, their journey isn't make-believe, as they hurtle through tunnels to get to work and play."

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