NYC street and subway signs transformed to welcome Biden, bid farewell to Trump
Street artists in New York on Wednesday commemorated President Biden’s inauguration by altering subway station signs in homage to him.
Street artist Adrian Wilson, who goes by @plannedalism on Instagram, confirmed that he was responsible for modifying several subway and street signs on Wednesday.
Wilson modified the 46th Street Station sign in Queens, WNBC reports, so that it would read “46th Joe” instead of “46th Street” as it normally does. The sign below was also modified to reflect former President Trump’s departure from office, now reading “45th Out.”
According to Wilson, altering the sign only took around 20 seconds.
The artist also altered the sign for Thompson Street and a “One Way” sign in Manhattan to read “Trump gone st.” and “Gone Away.”
“It’s not complicated artistically — really it is all about the preparation and double checking to get it ready to quickly stick up and look right,” wrote Wilson on an Instagram post explaining the act.
He added, “Anyone could have done it. But I had to do it. For Joe.”
Wilson has previously made similar modifications for other public figures, WNBC notes, such as Prince, Aretha Franklin and Ruth Bader Ginsburg for whom he changed the 50th street station sign to say Ruth Street.
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