From MetroCard to masterpiece: Director and writer Woody Allen and musician John Lennon are depicted in Nina Boesch’s unusual artwork

She estimates that she has sliced up more than 30,000 of the cards and admits to spending hours scouring the floors of stations around the bustling city to find new material.

But the hard work has paid off for the German-born artist, who can command up to £2,230 ($3,500) for her work.

It’s a fare likeness! Artist uses thousands of spent subway tickets to create iconic New York portraits

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