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Rico Gatson's NY Subway Murals

“Beacons” (2018) at 167th Street Station, commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design; J. Gil Scott-Heron portrait derived from a photograph by Paul Natkin (all images courtesy MTA, © Rico Gatson)

“Beacons” (2018) at 167th Street Station, commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design; J. Gil Scott-Heron portrait derived from a photograph by Paul Natkin (all images courtesy MTA, © Rico Gatson)

Highpoint Editions Artist Rico Gatson just finished a new series of mosaic murals in the Bronx, NY. Eight figures from the Borough’s history are represented, including Gil Scott-Heron, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Reggie Jackson, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The murals aim to “reflect the spirit and energy of the community,” according to an MTA spokesperson.

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