Underbelly Project


In 2009 a project I was invited to participate in began four stories underneath the city of New York City. For 100 years, a massive subway station sat unfinished, unused and most importantly, undiscovered.
Over the course of nearly a year and a half, a group of 103 selected artists were escorted into that station to leave their creative artwork.
Without any pressure or distractions, each artist was able to paint on the concrete walls of this abandoned station for one full night.
The original entrance to the secret location has since been removed and darkness has reclaimed the station. It is considered one of the great pirate treasures of contemporary art.
The project has made it into the London Times, the New York Times among radio stations, papers, magazines and countless blogs.

The Lion. By Shai Dahan for Underbelly Project

Other artists work in the Underbelly Project