Diva in the Subway
Gleaming in a gold dress with red hair, could it be…me? No, silly! Deep in the subway station of the 1 train at West 66th Street, aka Lincoln Center, are a myriad of mosaics, by the late artists/feminist/activist Nancy Spero. Called Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers, the glass mosaics depict theater, orchestra and performers from the Lincoln Center.
But really, the Pièce de résistance is the diva in gold, who looks a lot like something Florence and the Machine would wear, but I’d like to pretend it looks more like something I’d wear.
Spero, who left us in 2009, was a feminist artist whose work addressed political, social and economical concerns. She was also a founding member of A.I.R. Gallery in Soho.
Who: Nancy Spero
What: Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers mosaic
Where: 1 train, West 66th Stop