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diCorcia (left) and Vignelli  

5. Subway Tales
New York Subway Map, Massimo Vignelli (1970) and Igor, Philip-Lorca diCorcia (1987)
Another only–in–New York–and–only–at–MoMA moment. Here, an MTA subway map (a generation newer than Vignelli’s design) is a secondary character in diCorcia’s opulent photograph, prompting the viewer to wonder about the goldfish-handler’s destination. “How could these two artworks ever be side-by-side in a traditional exhibition?” asks Muniz.

Through February 23.


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