The Most Incredible Underground Art Exhibit You'll Never See The Most Incredible Underground Art Exhibit You'll Never See
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The Most Incredible Underground Art Exhibit You'll Never See

by Yasha Wallin

May 15, 2013

In 2009, making graffiti in subway tunnels wasn't anything new—artists had been doing it for ages, but PAC and Workhorse were lucky to stumble upon a section underground that hadn't been touched in 100 years, offering a vast space to create pieces directly on the walls. With so many of the amazing participating artists already showing above ground, in galleries and museums around the world, the Underbelly Project was a place for them to fully realize a work without financial or public constraints hindering their creativity. The results are now legendary despite the fact that few have ever seen the work save for in pictures circulated on the internet, and through a massive tomb documenting the secret project published by Rizzoli in 2012. When the MTA finally caught wind of the "gallery" they sealed it's secret entrance, creating a time capsule of art by some of the most relevant contemporary artists today.

Photos via (cc) Flickr user Vandalog

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The Most Incredible Underground Art Exhibit You'll Never See