Art Exhibit Opens, Marking Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As part of Grand Central Terminal’s centennial celebration, an art exhibit has opened depicting several aspects of the famous transit hub.
Artist Lothar Osterburg is one of more than a dozen artists asked to submit art projects for the centennial.
He sat down with CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu to explain that the artists’ goal was to reinterpret a piece of the terminal’s history.
The On Time/Grand Central At 100 exhibit is located at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central.
Osterburg’s works depict Zeppelin airships inside Grand Central Terminal.
“What I did was a kind of a fantastical view of Grand Central of a time that actually never happened,” Osterburg told CBS 2’s Hsu. “I’m working from the idea that memory kind of gives us an emotional impression of a piece that kind of over time, never happened but we still have a really great feeling about the space.”
Osterburg said memory tends to be a major theme of his work.
“It’s a New York that is greater than the actual real New York,” he told Hsu.
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