Portrait of Gay Couple Greets Passengers at New Subway Station in NYC

Portrait of Gay Couple Greets Passengers at New Subway Station in NYC

Art by Vik Muniz. Photo: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Love Is Love will be on display at the new Second Avenue Subway when it opens to the public on January 1, 2017. As people head to and from work using the 72nd Street station at 2nd Avenue, they will be greeted by the life-size portrait of Thor Stockman and Patrick Kellogg as created by artist Vik Muniz. By displaying this image of two gay men holding hands, New York City is sending a powerful message to the world. “It was like winning the lottery,” said Stockman when he found out that he and his husband were going to be part of artist Vik Muniz’s “Perfect Strangers,” a series of mosaic portraits of everyday New Yorkers in the new subway station at 72nd Street. He later added: “part of me wishes that it wasn’t a rarity, that it wasn’t remarkable.”

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