Abandoned subway station in New York turned into a gallery

This may be old news for some of you but it´s so brilliant that it´s worth sharing again. The CIty Hall subway station in New York opened up for traffic 1904 but was closed down fourty years later. The untouched station was sleeping for another 60 years when a group of street artists decided to transform the place to an underground gallery. The project was named The Underbelly Project and over 100 street artist has participated including names like Roa, Ron English, Swoon, Faile and Revok. Check out the video published by MOCA.

More articles and information about the Underbelly Project:
– Street Art Way Below the Street (NY Times, 2010.10.31)
– New York City’s Hidden Subway Station ( 2012.12.24)

NY Times street artists of Brazil

os-gemeosNew York Times just published a short article about the Brazilian street art/graffiti scene.

“Nunca and Os Gêmeos are among the most famous practitioners of Brazilian street art: their work, which can now be found in cities all over the world, received a kind of institutional seal of approval when the Tate Modern put on a major exhibition of street art in 2008. But they never stopped making art outdoors”, says Rafael Schacter, an honorary research fellow in anthropology at London’s University College. Check out more photos and the full article here.