Circus of Garden Delights.
West 34th Street/Penn Station Subway tile mosaic art #1
as seen from its right side at NYC’s West 34th Street stop at 8th Avenue for the A, C and E trains.
Artist: Eric Fischl, 2001.
Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].
According to the artist, this subway station artwork “depicts a commuter being drawn into the bizarre and surprising world of the circus, meeting animals, clowns, acrobats and fire-breathers on his way to work.”
I have photographed tile artworks from several NYC subway stations now, so far, all are westside Manhattan subway lines, including West 86th Street (1 train), Chambers Street (A & C trains), Houston Street (1 train), Pennsylvania “Penn” station (1, 2 & 3 trains) [subway art archives] and, my favorite subway station of all, the American Museum of Natural History station at 81st and Central Park West (B & C trains) [AMNH archives].