We’ll see art on the go, learn how art is used to launder money, and see how repurposed waste is used to create new art.

Art on the metro

Painting of a woman with red hair holding a cat
Mark Steven Greenfield’s, “Red Car Requiem,” at Historic Broadway Station METRO

As part of Los Angeles’ Metro system budget, a small portion is allocated toward Metro Art. Public art is made available to riders, both as permanent installations and rotating posters.

Money laundering in the art world

Photo of a woman standing in front of an audience pointing to a Vermeer painting
Steve Buissinne via PIXABAY

Art and antiquities can be used to launder money, but how do they do it? Cash deals and high-value items are ripe for legitimizing business deals and avoiding taxes. With increased paperwork and transparency rules, some art markets have dipped as money laundering through art is no longer viable.

Tiles from the Underground

The From the Underground tiles are made from waste London clay. Photo by Sarel Jansen.

Designed by Jeffrey Miller, Tiles from the Underground are made using waste materials from the London Underground. The tiles are a combination of clay, sourced from excavations, and iron oxide dust, produced as train wheels grind against steel tracks.

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