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October 14, 2007 7:21 PM   Subscribe

A day by day account of the progress of the manufacturing of 12 Glass Windscreen panels by artist Mario Muller. The pieces are a commission by the MTA Arts in Transit program for Kingsbridge Road station in the Bronx. The work is being done at Franz Mayer of Munich in Germany. More on the artist here and here.
posted by pt68 (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Neat! It’s not quite the same thing, but I once went to a glass-blowing shop and watched the highly trained professionals make Christmas ornaments in a blazing furnace. Stuff like this makes me wish I were a glazier.
posted by tepidmonkey at 7:32 PM on October 14, 2007


nice! we have some great art hidden away at various stations.

this has all the permanent stuff, by line: MTA Arts for Transit site
posted by amberglow at 7:54 PM on October 14, 2007


Subway Art Guide - very thorough.
posted by Mach5 at 9:17 PM on October 14, 2007


Here you can see Klaus, dwarfed by the giant wench above.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 11:49 PM on October 14, 2007


Nice post!

The MTA allocates about 1% of their budget to maintaining and expanding the art in their system. This article in "public art online" looks at how and why transportation agencies do this.
posted by zarq at 4:32 AM on October 15, 2007


Hee. "Giant wench." That decides me -- I'm going to glass-blowing school!
posted by bovious at 8:10 AM on October 15, 2007


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