Collection Artwork
A print of the inside of a subway train on the right and the view out of the train window of the tracks and a bay along a city skyline on the left.
Richard Estes (born Kewanee, Illinois, 1932)
D Train
1988
screen print
Parasol Press, Ltd.
image size: 35 3/4 x 74 1/4 in.
paper size: 42 x 80 in.
frame size: 44 5/8 x 79 1/2 x 3/4 in.
Gift of Fran Belasco in honor of Sara Belasco (Class of 2014) and in memory of Steven R. Belasco 1947-2012
2015.17.1
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Inscribed, lower left, directly below image: A.P.
Signed, lower right, directly below image: Richard Estes

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Richard Estes’s work transports me to the warm spring light of this train ride from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Some things have changed—the Twin Towers are gone, the park below has expanded—yet the subway continues onward along the same ageless route. My family has ridden the Manhattan Bridge to work and school for decades. The R68 car had only been introduced two years prior to this print, and 30 years later, I spent many days doing homework propped up in the crevasse window seat as I traveled the familiar rattle of the track.
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Pattern by Abby Fuess ’18
Inspired by the exhibition Other Side: Art, Object, Self
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.