Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Cup Drawings by Night

I have been told that 350,000 to 500,000 people view the Flatiron Building in New York City... every week!

And it seems that a lot of them are taking photographs of the Hypergraphia cups installation in the Flatiron Prow Artspace.

Couple and Cups
Photo by Marc Dalio

Out of curiosity, I began to collect photos of Hypergraphia that I came across online - on Flickr, Tumblr, Tweetpics, Facebook, Google+ as well as Statigram and other photo sharing sites for Instagram and cell phone photos.
I was astonished at the resulting collection. So many outstanding images! I love seeing the installation through the eyes of so many different people!

Coffee Cup Bokeh

I am especially intrigued by the night life of Hypergraphia. I have experienced for myself the jewel-like effect of the windows lit on a dark winter evening, but unlike the habits revealed in the time stamps of cell-phone wielding pedestrians, I have never lingered there between midnight and 6am.

Photo by Mark Abramsom

 Photo by Osten Zen Design

In this post are just a few of my favorite night shots.

Coming up in 2012: a museum show of the best photographs of Hypergraphia in the Prow. More details to come, but if you took some photos of the installation in New York City, or know someone who did, be sure to send me a link: gwynethl(at)earthlink(dot)net.
Spread the word!

In the meantime, I continue to draw in the window during daylight hours, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 2pm  through February 18th.

 Photo by Richard Kranzler

Photo by Boy Culure

 Petra-McKenzie, Statigram

 Photo by Danielle

Photo by Shoko


  1. Fabulous shots Gwyneth! Love, love them all!

  2. All of this is so exciting. It's wonderful how so many zillions of people are seeing how improbably beautiful and fascinating this installation is. WOW!