Limited Edition Barbara Kruger-Designed MetroCards Are Coming to New York City
Available at only four subway stations.
Despite announcing its New York City MetroCards will soon be phased out, the Metropolitan Transit Authority recently unveiled its plans to release two limited edition Barbara Kruger-designed MetroCards. Fifty thousand cards are set to be released and will serve as commemorative items for Kruger’s series of site-specific works for the Performa Biennial. The two cards designed by Kruger are emblazoned with pointed questions from the prolific artist’s 1991 work, Untitled (Questions) and Whose Values? — which featured on a 1992 Newsweek cover — expressed in her signature white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique. The Barbara Kruger-designed New York City MetroCards are set to be randomly distributed November 1 at vending machines at Queensboro Plaza, Broadway-Lafayette Street, East Broadway, and the B/C station at 116th Street.
For more contemporary art news, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is set to bring her Infinity Mirror Rooms installation to New York.