50 People at The Museum of Modern Art

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 was an American artist living in New York City. He exhibited work all over the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He was 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 made over 100 books. His illustrations and projects have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Believer Magazine, ARTnews and more. He did projects with Uniqlo, Nike, Jack Spade, Warby Parker, Levi's, and The Ford Foundation. Polan was working on drawing every person in New York (he drew over 30,000 people) and... Read More
published Every Person in New York, a collection of the people he had drawn so far. He was from Franklin, Michigan. He graduated from University of Michigan, in 2004, with dual degrees in anthropology and art and design. He died on January 27, 2020, in New York City from cancer. He was 37.
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