Harry 1,088 Posted November 7, 2007 Share #1 Posted November 7, 2007 Trackman's art gets ride after tragedy PETE DONOHUE DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER NOVEMBER 7, 2007 MARVIN Franklin worked on the tracks for 22 years and drew what he knew best - the subways and people who ride them. Now, nearly seven months after he was killed on the job, Franklin's artwork will be displayed at two galleries: Gallery 1199 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center on W. 33rd St., and the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn Heights. Franklin, 55, who earned an art degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, was killed by a subway train in April. His death "galvanized forces seeking to improve safety," Transport Workers Union Local 100 said in a statement announcing the exhibits. The first exhibit, at Gallery 1199, runs from Friday to Dec. 7. The second runs from Dec. 18 to March 30, 2008. "We're honored to join the TWU in remembering Marvin Franklin's life in such a special way," MTA CEO Elliot Sander said. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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