New York City Taxis Get an Arty Makeover


Exciting news for New Yorkers and non-New Yorkers who will be riding in an NYC cab anytime soon: For the second year running, John Amato, president of Show Media (a company which sells the ad space on many of the city’s taxis), is donating 500 spots to showcase artwork — specifically pieces by Chuck Close and Kehinde Wiley. As he explains it: “Art is a great passion of mine, and I am very fortunate to be in a place in my life where I can do this as my annual holiday gift not just to myself, but to everyone who enjoys seeing the art as it travels around New York City’s streets.” Last year featured Yoko Ono and Alex Katz. Who would you like to see grace NYC taxis next? [via Gothamist]