Life Underground, New York City

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  • ‚ÄúLife Underground" is a collection great miniature statues and whimsical figures , my personal favourite is the group trying to saw though one of the columns. Certainly worth stopping here and...  more »
  • Life Underground, created by American sculptor Tom Otterness, was commissioned by the MTA's Arts for Transit program and installed in 2001. Pieces of the grouping are located throughout the 14th...  more »
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  • Deep underground within the 14th/8th Street Subway station is the most amazing fantastical excursion into art with the Tom Otterness sculpture collection known collectively as Life Underground. I spent about an hour and a half walking through the station trying to find all of the sculptures. I found most of them and I really enjoyed the experience of exploring looking for more. Amazingly when I would get down on the floor or climb to photograph something some of the locals would look to see what I was doing and start because they had not noticed the statues before. I had quite a few interesting conversations with people who were noticing what I was noticing and they'd used the station for years. The MTA Police were onto the game though and one officer when I missed one kindly pointed it out. I guess they're used to watching people come in and discover. What a wonderful experience. You really need to visit this if you're in NYC. #letsguide

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