In a public art project that is more delightfully random than meaningful, local artist Elissa Patel decided to put a bunch of people in Bart Simpson masks and have them ride BART for a few stops. She caught the attention of SFGate, and now us, via Instagram and Twitter, and the obvious hashtag #BartOnBART

Here they are, 15 Bart Simpsons, assembling before boarding BART at 24th and Mission. They rode only to Embarcadero, and this was well past rush hour, near 9 p.m. on Tuesday, so their live audience was limited. But hey, you know what? Art!


You can see in the caption above that Patel is trying to make some comparison between BART's ridership and the number of people who visit SFMOMA daily, because, like, more people should see art!

Random fun art project yesterday: #bartonbart

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If nothing else, Patel seems to have a solid sense of humor in visual imagery.

Behold, some of her previous work:

🍣 &🍡 Day 10 #the100dayproject

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#day15 #the100dayproject

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cereal made in Paris. // Day 16 #The100DayProject

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Gotta fry 'em all // Day 2 #the100dayproject

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i always wonder what crosses your mind when your eyes meet mine

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