The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Sunday, October 31, 2010

In an incredible display of urban adventuring, a group of artists have created an underground exhibition on the walls of an abandoned subway station below New York City. In what is being dubbed The Underbelly Project artists from across the globe have braved subterranean tunnels to leave their mark in a tomb that will never be seen by the general public.

The New York Times mentioned the project in a recent article interviewing two of the artists who first discovered the space.

In early 2009, a project began four stories underneath the skin of New York. For nearly 100 years, a massive subway station sat unfinished, unused, and undiscovered. Over the course the last year, artists have been secretly escorted into this station to leave their creative mark. Unobstructed by the pressures of commercial sales, phone calls, or daily routines, each artist painted for one full night. The Underbelly Project is the result of the past year. At the close of the project, the entrance was removed and darkness reclaimed the space once again."

All images taken by Luna Park.