Master miniature sculptor Alan Wolfson just wrote to us to tell us about his latest project, "Katz's Deli/Closing Time." The first major piece he's done since Canal St. Cross-Section, the miniature model is based on the famous deli that's known for its killer pastrami sandwich on New York's Lower Eastside.
"The place is somewhat legendary, and known as the oldest delicatessen in New York," he says, "they've been in business since 1888. As you know, I always include a narrative aspect in my work. In this case the 'scene' takes place right after closing time, with chairs stacked on tables and mops, buckets and brooms at the ready." Wolfson's attention to detail is so incredible that you almost can't believe you're looking at a model and not the actual restaurant - until you notice the quarter in some photos...
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