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Trackman's art gets ride after tragedy

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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.

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It's a good tribute to display the mans work although I think the Transit Museum should display it permanently.

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He was a great artist..

 

Its a shame he lost his life due to a supervisor looking to get something done "The quick way" instead of the "Right Way"..

 

The Poor T/O invovled i think is still out on comp, im sure they tired to pin that on him first...

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That was such a terrible event. It could have been prevented and something like that should never happen again. Have there been any rule changes for flagging workers.

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