07 Mar '11, 5am

A NY artist wants to draw every single person in New York - at 14,000 to date, he has only 8 million to go

A NY artist wants to draw every single person in New York - at 14,000 to date, he has only 8 million to go

Artist Jason Polan stands in Grand Central Station on Feb 28, 2011, working on his project of trying to draw every person in New York City. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW YORK - ARTIST Jason Polan won't be running out of live models any time soon - in trying to draw every person in New York, he's got at least eight million more to go. The plan may sound crazy, but Mr Polan, 28, is serious. Every day he's out there with ink pen and sketch pad, posting the results on www.everypersoninnewyork.blogspot.com. Three years into the project, he's up to about 14,000. 'I know I'm going to fail, I won't draw everybody, but I enjoy trying,' he says. The artist on this quixotic mission is a quiet, non-descript man with glasses and an anorak. He blends easily into the crowds that obsess him so much. On a recent rainy day Mr Polan stood unnoticed in various corners of Grand Central station, relentless...

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