It’s easy to forget the gritty NYC subway system of the ’70s and ’80s. In 1981, artist Les Levine developed a subway poster “campaign” daring passengers to challenge the negativity of the immediate social environment. See it now in I, YOU, WE.
Les Levine (b. 1935), We Are Not Afraid, 1981. Color offset process, Sheet: 22 × 21 1/8 in. (55.9 × 53.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Carolina Nitsch, in honor of David Kiehl 2009.66. © Les Levine for The Museum of Mott Art, Inc. 1981