Sep 26, 2012

The Miniature Worlds of Alan Wolfson

This is not the interior of a real deli. It is a model (note the quarter leaning against the counter).

Alan Wolfson creates insanely detailed miniatures of buildings from the 1970s and 1980s, down to the last detail, sculptures so realistic looking it's hard to believe they are not real. 

This piece is called Katz's Deli, commissioned by someone who used to live in New York and had fond memories of having eaten there as a kid. There are even neon lights that can be turned on to simulate the deli after dark. Yes, the picture below is of the model, not the actual building.

Wolfson's website has a lot of fantastic photographs of his work. I wish I knew how to build models this insanely realistic!

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