Gallery Mondays: “Knickerbocker Ave” by Ryan Peltier

Knickerbocker Ave mta art Ryan Peltier

If NYC had an underground Halloween/macabre dance party, I think it would definitely look like Ryan Peltier’s “Knickerbocker Ave”. Especially if this underground party took place at a Brooklyn subway stop.

“Knickerbocker Ave” is one of those subway art cards I can’t stop staring at. Whenever I look at it, I notice something more and more absurdly funny every time!

The characters in this piece by Peltier are based on friends and neighbors he remembered during his time living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The birds flying above the characters are also based on real subjects (pigeon people) he would see at the Kickerbocker Avenue stop.

Awkwardly contorted dancing aside, what is going on with the snowman-like figure in black? And the woman to his left with her hair covering half of her face? Is that even safe to be dancing so close to the yellow line with only one uncovered eye?!

Important questions!

See more of Peltier’s work here.

And, of course, if you like it so much that you want one for yourself, you can buy “Knickerbocker Ave” here.

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Gallery Mondays: Marcos Chin’s ‘Fulton Street, Beneath the Beautiful Blue’

marcos chin Fulton Street, Beneath the Beautiful Blue

I was riding the Q53 bus a few days ago when I saw illustrator Marcos Chin’s Fulton Street, Beneath the Beautiful Blue above the seats in front of the bus.

If you ride the NYC MTA subway, you’ve probably seen some of his other art, filled with interesting people and vibrant colors.

What I love the most about this one is the girl walking with a flower pot in hand. The way one of the flowers is sticking out of the pot makes it look like the gorgeous pink flower is actually a hair accessory. That had to be intentional, right?

See more of Marcos Chin’s work at www.marcoschin.com.