50 People in Grand Central Station

by Jason Polan

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Artist Statement

These drawings are part of a project called Every Person in New York. I have been working on the project for over three years and have drawn over 16,000 people. The drawings in this edition range from a man riding two bikes in Central Park, to a little girl looking at beetles at The Natural History Museum, to a man sleeping in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to the comedian Aziz Ansari at the Museum of Modern Art, to a couple who are having their wedding pictures taken in Grand Central Station. I think a lot about the people I am drawing. I also think about the location we are in while I am drawing them. People move at different speeds, wear different clothes, and act differently in different parts of the city and I like thinking (and learning) about these things while I watch them go about their day.


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Jason Polan

Jason Polan is a freelance artist living in New York City. He has exhibited work all over the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is a member of The 53rd Street Biological Society and Taco Bell Drawing Club and his book Every Piece of Art in the Museum of Modern Art is a cult favorite. He has made over 100 books. Mr. Polan’s illustrations and projects have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Believer Magazine and ARTnews. He has done projects with Jack Spade, Warby Parker, Levi's, and The Ford Foundation.  Polan is currently drawing every person in New York (he has drawn over 30,000 people)... Read More
and has recently published Every Person in New York, a collection of the people he has drawn so far. Mr. Polan is from Michigan.
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