Jason Das’s Subway Sketches on Metrocards for “Single Fare” Show in New York City

Working on the MetrocardsI’ll have 16 pieces in “Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again,” opening this Thursday at Sloan Fine Art on the Lower East Side in New York City. There will likely be hundreds of artists and thousands of pieces, all done on used Metrocards (our local transit farecards). All pieces in the show will be for sale for $100. I think it’s a wonderful concept!

My contributions were all sketched in the subway last Friday night (March 11), with fountain pen (Lamy Safari fine point with Noodler’s Old Manhattan ink) on gessoed Metrocards. Then I came home and painted them with acrylics.

I’ll be at the opening reception, which is this Thursday, March 17th from 5pm to 9pm. Would be great to meet Urban Sketchers and fans of Urban Sketching there! The show is up til March 26.

Here’s my 16 sketches, in the order I did them (to the best of my recollection). For any MTA nerds reading this, my route was: 3 train from Franklin Avenue to 96th Street, 2 Train from 96th Street to Times Square, E Train from Times Square to 23rd Street, pop upstairs for dinner, A Train from 14th Street to Jay Street Metrotech, N Train to 25th Street.

metrocards part 1

metrocards part 2


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