Wall cuts are panels in New York City subway stations where print advertising is displayed. Transit workers remove or paper over posters; "subway artists" tear layers to create collage-like effects and add graffiti; time passes and paper deteriorates.
The results are a revolving display of found or accidental art, calling to mind Abstract Expressionist, Color Field and Pop Art paintings, collage, mixed media and more recent artistic trends incorporating graffiti, text and abstract and figurative forms.
The panels are remarkable for their intrinsic beauty, variety and range of effect, and for being the product of random forces and human design.
Barton captures these creations using the VAST technique for producing exceptionally high resolution photographs. The photographs are then printed in large formats, resulting in impeccably precise physical replicas of the wall cuts.
|Date & Time||November 15, 2021: 2:20pm - 2:55pm|
|Location||155th St. subway stn., Manhattan, New York City|
|Shutter Speed||0.8 sec|
|Number of Exposures||33|
VAST photos are the highest resolution photos ever made.
Its resolution is 714% greater than a typical photo. Click on the boxes below to zoom in.
The type of print we create for this VAST photo is called a "giclee print." Giclee prints are fine art prints made using the highest quality, state-of-the-art inkjet printing processes and materials. Our printer uses pigment inks (not dye-based inks) carefully laid down onto premium paper substrates to ensure the maximum amount of vibrancy, saturation, and color reproduction. Click on the icons below to learn more or click here to explore further.
Your print comes with two certificates of authenticity hand-signed by the artist and the printmaker: one that you will affix to the finished piece and one that remains standalone. Additionally, your print's provenance is tracked and verified using state-of-the-art digital technology. Learn more.
Our acrylic glass displays are ready-to-hang works of art that contain one of our photographic prints sealed between flame-polished acrylic glass and an aluminum backing. A hidden mounting brace on the rear causes the display to gracefully "float" off the wall for a sleek, modern frameless look that complements nearly any decor style. Click on the icons below to learn more or click here to explore further.
This elegantly finished product adds a handcrafted frame around one of our acrylic glass displays. The frame gives the acrylic glass display added visual interest and depth, creating greater visual separation between the photo and the surrounding wall.
Your piece has two certificates of authenticity hand-signed by the artist and the printmaker: one affixed to the rear of the frame and one standalone. Additionally, each print is assigned a unique serial number via a permanent hologram seal and recorded in our registry. Its provenance is tracked and verified using state-of-the-art digital technology. Learn more.
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