My little paintings on the surface of discarded subway cards have caused a bit of brouhaha in my little corner of Manhattan this week. I'm finally coming up for air to fill in my Night Shifters. Whew.
After blogging about the MTA's demand that I remove my paintings from my Etsy site, and also posting the same info on my tumblr, the story quickly snowballed. Within 24 hours my story was all over the local blogging community AND the mainstream media. From bloggers to the Wall Street Journal, from the tabloids to local TV affiliates -- I got my 15 minutes.
Check the coverage here as it escalated.......
As of this afternoon, I'm scheduled to appear on WCBS-TV, CH.2 here in NYC at 11pm - they interviewed me here at home this morning. I also conducted a telephone interview with 1010 WINS radio here in the city.
Meanwhile, my stock of paintings on subway cards has
nearly sold out. Hardly anyone had noticed them during the past 3 months.
Not until this week, when the MTA demanded I take them down -- thank you MTA............