You will probably do a double take at the sight of Alan Wolfson’s miniature sculptures.
What appears to be closing time at the legendary Katz’s Delicatessen on the Lower East Side of Manhattan or the iconic Nathan’s Famous on Coney Island is actually one of Wolfson’s small city scenes.
Remarkably tiny and detailed, Wolfson recreates famous places from all over America using old photos and, more often than not, his imagination. Each of Wolfson’s sculptures has its own narrative, despite none of this sculptures having any people in them, only the items that they have left behind like graffiti or garbage. Also, most of his scenes are staged in the 1970s and 1980s to create a curious little window into the past.
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