We Own the Night: The Art of the Underbelly Project
As much as I hate the subway, I'm totally intrigued by what lurks in the several abandoned tunnels and stations throughout the system. Are mole people real? What's in there!?
One answer comes in the way of a book, which will be released on February 7th titled We Own the Night: The Art of the Underbelly Project. Apparently, there's a huge street art gallery beneath the streets of NYC. Staring in May 2009, street artist PAC realized the potential of all the abandoned space and brought along 103 colleagues to create an underground gallery, which is the size of a football field. Contributors to the project included well known names in the street art world, like Swoon, Peru Ana Ana Peru, Skewville and Revok. There are also similar galleries beneath the streets of Miami and Paris. Check out some video of the creation of the The Underbelly Project in Paris below. The NYC project has since been boarded up by the MTA, but you can see all of the art and read stories about the experience in the book, which you can preorder on Amazon. I can't wait to read it.