Dyke Or No Dyke?
Today's bit of New Yorkana is Biff Elrod's Ascent-Descent mural that greets commuters at the top of the entrance to the PATH train's Christopher Street station. For years I've thought that the artwork was a nod to the station's presence in the middle of the gayborhood, and that these were two gay men, passing each other on the stairs. But last weekend a friend argued that the person on the left is a woman, and that's she's definitely a "bra-less hussy". If that's true, I still think the artwork is an homage to the neighborhood. Look at her. No make-up, no jewelry, no bra, man-hair. Definitely family, don't you think? (Above photo by me.)