If you ask me, New York's subway stations could use all the art they can get (even Michael Jackson
-related art and wildlife soundscapes
), and the new installation completed today at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle station might be the best in recent memory. Per ArtsBeat
, the mural, “Whirls and Twirls (MTA)
,” was designed by Sol LeWitt
in 2004 (he died in 2007), making this also a fitting public memorial for one of the biggest names in minimalism and conceptual art. It's a 53 foot-wide mural comprised of an undulating pattern made of 250 tiles in 6 different colors. In addition to being totally awesome and beautiful, it reminds me of Piet Mondrian's "Broadway Boogie Woogie
," which is a pretty positive association to be making while passing through one of the more hellish subway stations around.