NYC Subway Station Gets Remodeled in Colorful Dog Mosaics

Art in public transportation can make stations more than just places to wait. Mainly, because subway stations can be very gloomy and boring. Thus, an artsy way to spice up these public transportations is always a good idea. It is almost like it gives an identity to that space. And when people pass by to go to work or run errands, instead of a blank wall, they would have the chance to look at something brighter and happier. And it might slightly make their day better.

Accordingly, two different artists gathered together to make this American subway a place to present dogs in mosaics. And honestly who wouldn’t love an art piece whose a dog is featured in it. Especially if they are dressed in human clothes.

William Wegman is the author of the murals he is well known for the beautiful portraits of his pet. So the portraits of this famous dog were turned into highly detailed mosaics by German artist Mayer of Munich. William stated that “I wanted to create portraits of individual characters, people who you might see next to you on the platform,”

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William Wegman

William adopted his dog Weimaraner in the 70s, oddly the dog became one of his main inspirations. Making him change his attention from painting to photography. But also got William into the most creative groove, thus he made most of his famous work portraits of Weimaraners wearing clothing. 

The message the artist wanted to convey was that he was eager to show portraits of everyday individuals. That you might see on the subway platform “For these, I dressed the dogs in more or less ordinary clothes, nothing too fashionable” so the portraits presented in the subway could be more relatable.

And as you may see the results are fantastic. It makes me go and visit the NYC subway just to take some pictures of this delightful piece of work. But what do you think?! Are you in the same mind as me? However, don’t forget to let us know in the comment down below. And check more about the artist in the connect tab.

In collaboration with artist William Wegman, they installed colorful mosaics in the newly renovated 23rd Street F/M subway station.

William Wegman

Dogs dressed in ordinary clothes, nothing “too fashionable” so the portraits presented in the subway could be more relatable.

William Wegman

Instead of a blank wall, they would have the chance to look at something brighter and happier. And it might slightly make their day better.

William Wegman

See more of William’s vibrant mosaics below!

William Wegman
William Wegman
William Wegman
William Wegman


William Wegman


William Wegman

William Wegman

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Art plays tricks with our minds in some of the most non-expected ways. Particularly, it helps us see beyond what meets the eye. Everything we once thought impossible, becomes possible and vice versa. And although there are a lot of art types, one that really plays tricks with our mind is a sculpture. Andoni Bastarrika, a gifted artist from Spain, loves to build sand sculptures on the beach. The man sculpts incredibly realistic sand animals that look like they’re going to stand up and walk away any minute.

Although this artist doesn’t limit his creations to animals, he takes particular inspiration from the freedom and power that animals symbolize for him. In fact, making a sand mermaid for his daughters was what set him on this particular path more than a decade ago. Additionally, after he is finished with his work, he posts photos of the completed masterpieces on his Instagram. His sculptures are so detailed, it’s hard to believe they’re not real. You truly need to stop and think of the logic that goes behind that artwork the moment you see it.

Bastarrika said in a Facebook post. “The reason why I like to make animal sculptures, one among many, is because animals are free spirits, even if we the unconscious have them locked up. They are unique, beautiful, and carriers of great wisdom, so that humans can reflect and learn from them.”

Scroll down to see more realistic sand sculptures by Bastarrika. Also, follow the artist on Instagram to keep up to date with his latest creations!

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