CLIENT: METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY/NYC TRANSIT AUTHORITY
PROJECT: MTA Arts for Transit
Subway stations throughout New York City
DESIGN: William Nicholas Bodouva + Associates and Stull & Lee
ROLE: Public Art Advisor/Project Manager
DATE: 1982 - 2002
Suzanne Randolph Fine Arts was responsible for commissioning works by over one dozen artists including Roy Lichtenstein, Jacob Lawrence, Jack Beal, David Provan and Michele Oka Doner.
As part of a system-wide station modernization program, SRFA laid the foundation for the policies and processes for commissioning permanent works of art. SRFA worked closely with station architects, William Bodouva & Associates of NYC and Stull & Lee of Boston to implement all aspects of the commissioning process as part of the selection of artists, both emerging and established, for over eight stations throughout four boroughs of the City in order to create the most appropriate and enduring works of art for each station distinct community and everyday user.
SRFA managed the commissioning process applying several types of artist selection methods. For Herald Square, we managed a single-tier open competition, receiving around 150 proposals; for other station modernization project we used an invited competition and for Times Square we selected important as a direct invitation.