Check out prosaic portraits of NYC subway riders by Sam Meyerson

The local artist painted straphangers caught in the monotony of their commute: asleep, immersed in their cell phones, checking the time…

Painting: Sam Meyerson

We recently became acquainted with the work of Sam Meyerson, a local artist who makes NYC-inspired illustrations, murals and sign paintings. (Unrelated to the Big Apple, but also cool: Meyerson created a Breaking Bad chess set.) We're especially taken with his illustrations of subway riders depicted in unglamorous but relatable moments, which were exhibited in November at Joshua Liner Gallery. See two women side-by-side lost in their smartphones (pictured), a hurried Gothamite checking his watch and more than one straphanger caught in a spontaneous nap. Go to Meyerson's website to check out more of his subway paintings.

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