One-Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway
Tuesday, March 26
Visual presentation and discussion
Ezra Bookstein and Jeremy Workman have drawn from the 2,000 pages of Coppola’s sketches to create One-Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway.
For decades, Philip Ashforth Coppola has meticulously documented the New York City subway in a series of extraordinary drawings, detailing the terracotta mosaics, faience, and tile patterns that millions of riders pass by every day. Along with Coppola's intricate ink drawings are anecdotes he assembled through painstaking research involving hundreds of hours poring through microfilms to discover the names behind the artisanship of what is rightly called New York's largest public art work.
Philip Ashforth Coppola's drawings have been featured in the New York Times, Hyperallergic, on the BBC, and are included in the New York Transit Museum's permanent collection. Join us for a lively discussion with Philip Ashforth Coppola, Ezra Bookstein, and Jeremy Workman