Saturday, September 13, 2014
Ninth-Smith Streets Subway
And now for something completely different: an 18x24 oil on canvas of the Ninth Street approach to the subway at Smith Street in Brooklyn. This subway station, instead of being underground, is the highest station in the world, originally built in 1930 to allow for tall masted ships to travel the Gowanus Canal. Once the subway/upway was completed the tall ships disappeared from the Gowanus. You can look all this up on the Internet. This may also be the only painting in the world of the Ninth/Smith subway, but I don't know how to find that out. Just a hunch.