Amazing Miniature Sculptures of New York City Landmarks: CBGB, Katz’s Deli, Vesuvio Bakery & More

If you’re near Pasade­na, Cal­i­for­nia, stop by the Flower Pep­per Gallery and see Facade, the new exhi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing the work of visu­al artist Randy Hage. For decades now, Hage has been fas­ci­nat­ed by the beau­ty of aging struc­tures in New York City. This led him, begin­ning in the late 1990s, to start pho­tograph­ing aging store­fronts in the city, “with their hand paint­ed signs, lay­ers of archi­tec­ture, won­der­ful pati­nas and intrigu­ing his­to­ry.” Lat­er, he decid­ed to pre­serve their mem­o­ry in minia­tur­ized, hyper-real­is­tic sculp­tures (like the ones now on dis­play in Pasade­na through Novem­ber 18th). In the video above, see just how per­fect­ly Hage man­ages to recre­ate New York store­fronts in minia­ture. Here’s anoth­er famous-but-now-defunct facade you might rec­og­nize:

To take a clos­er look at his work, vis­it Hage’s Insta­gram page where you will see mini sculp­tures of fad­ing New York insti­tu­tions like Katz’s Deli, CBGB, McSor­ley’s Old Ale House, Vesu­vio Bak­ery, and more.

via Super­Son­ic Art/Boing­Bo­ing

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