Barton Lewis - Photography

Prints created from my still photography are available for purchase. I work with one of New York's top fine art printers to create museum-quality prints at standard and custom sizes. Please contact me for pricing and availability if you are interested in any of the images below.

wall cuts

Documenting the New York City subway system's "wall cuts" - panels where print advertising is displayed - is an ongoing passion of mine. Subway artists mark up and peel posters, exposing layers of paper to specific effect, and neglected panels deteriorate, transforming paper, paint and glue in aesthetically appealing ways.

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The panels often resemble abstract paintings, Pop Art, found object art, collage, and other contemporary and modern art movements and practices.

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How panels are named: I name panels after identifiable text or images appearing in the panel, but when neither are available, I use the unique 6-digit code below the wall cut on the subway tile, followed by the station name and subway line.

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Image formats and printing options: Images can be printed at custom sizes, including their actual height of 46" but varying in length. Most images are available with a white subway tile border; all are offered "edge-cropped" (without a tile border). Images are displayed in either version randomly where both are available. Please inquire if interested whether an image is available in both versions.

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272-159, 36th St., IND Queens Blvd. Line 214-069, 182nd – 183rd Sts., IND Concourse Line 144-119, Dyckman St., IND Eighth Ave. Line 265-445, Grand Ave./Newtown, IND Queens Blvd. Line 144-127, Dyckman St., IND Eighth Ave. Line
265-461, Grand Ave./Newtown, IND Queens Blvd. Line in theaters, Elmhurst Ave., IND Queens Blvd. Line 154-043, 116th St., IND Eighth Ave. Line 154-047, 116th St., IND Eighth Ave. Line 154-083, 116th St., IND Eighth Ave. Line
158-003, 86th St., IND Eighth Ave. Line 284-143, Nassau Ave., IND Crosstown Line 287-125, Flushing Ave., IND Crosstown Line 287-163, Flushing Ave., IND Crosstown Line 287-153, Flushing Ave., IND Crosstown Line
162-365, 50th St., IND Eighth Ave. Line 162-373, 50th St., IND Eighth Ave. Line 216-141, 174th-175th Sts., IND Concourse Line 284-277, Nassau Ave., IND Crosstown Line 283-247, Greenpoint Ave., IND Crosstown Line
173-101, High St.-Brooklyn Bridge, IND Eighth Ave. Line 268-031, 65th St., IND Queens Blvd. Line 262-197, 67th Ave., IND Queens Blvd. Line 268-011, 65th St., IND Queens Blvd. Line 262-109, 67th Ave., IND Queens Blvd. Line
237-231, Carroll St., IND Culver Line 287-135, Flushing Ave., IND Crosstown Line Casino, 103rd St., IND Eighth Ave. Line 287-145, Flushing Ave., IND Crosstown Line
214-015, 182nd-183rd Sts., IND Concourse Line 214-099, 182nd – 183rd Sts., IND Concourse Line 214-041, 182nd-183rd Sts., IND Concourse Line
284-173, Nassau Ave., IND Crosstown Line 157-245, 96th St., IND Eighth Ave. Line
157-229, 96th St., IND Eighth Ave. Line 162-143, 50th St., IND Eighth Ave. Line 144-131, Dyckman St., IND Eighth Ave. Line
263-395 - 263-397, 63rd Dr./Rego Park, IND Queens Blvd. Line 168-061, Spring St., IND Eighth Ave. Line
free admission, Greenpoint Ave., IND Crosstown Line 158-037, 86th St., IND Eighth Ave. Line it’s fame, Northern Blvd., IND Queens Blvd. Line 269-179, Northern Blvd., IND Queens Blvd. Line 144-109, Dyckman St., IND Eighth Ave. Line Untitled, Court Sq.-23rd St., IND Queens Blvd. Lines
untitled, Steinway St., IND Queens Blvd. Line Coors Light, 135th St., IND Eighth Ave. Line the pollution, Greenpoint Ave., IND Crosstown Line Jimmy Connors, Fulton St., IND Crosstown Line 287-159, Flushing Ave., IND Crosstown Line magic, 63rd Dr./Rego Park, IND Queens Blvd. Line
272-105 - 272-109, 36th St., IND Queens Blvd. Line

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