Your Diorama Should Be So Lucky
April 29, 2011 12:04 PM   Subscribe

Alan Wolfson's Canal Street Cross Section, the latest of his urban miniatures, will be exhibited, along with many other works of a similar vein, at New York's Museum of Art and Design June 7 through September 18 (previously).
posted by nj_subgenius (12 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I have a weakness for his Tube Bar sculpture. Went in there to make an emergency telephone call. Good times.
posted by nj_subgenius at 12:07 PM on April 29, 2011

Beautiful stuff nj, thanks. I am completely in awe of the level observation and obsession with details, really makes it. The lighting is amazing.
posted by doctor_negative at 12:21 PM on April 29, 2011

I am a sucker for meticulously executed miniature anything. I really like that he chose to show the dirt and grime and graffiti.
posted by agatha_magatha at 12:33 PM on April 29, 2011

This is a cool idea, thanks for posting.
posted by carter at 12:34 PM on April 29, 2011

That's pretty cool! Hopefully, he'll add yet another subterranean level showing the mole people riding their giant albino alligators.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:36 PM on April 29, 2011 [3 favorites]

Holy shit! That's an enormous quarter. It must weigh several hundred pounds!
posted by wierdo at 12:58 PM on April 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

I've seen this before - very cool. The one thing that bugs me about it though is that despite all the effort of making it tiny and realistic, the location is bogus. There's no subway stop or pizza place on the corner by Canal Rubber.
posted by blaneyphoto at 1:25 PM on April 29, 2011

That rubber store is great, it's been run by the same lady since forever. She appears to be in her 80s.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:29 PM on April 29, 2011

Canal Rubber appears to have been moved a couple of blocks west.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:31 PM on April 29, 2011

needs more dudes shooting bubble guns into traffic
posted by nathancaswell at 3:44 PM on April 29, 2011

Go another couple hundred feet down and there's the Sandhog tunnels. Maybe not under that specific block, but according to this article under at least one section of Canal St.
posted by marco_nj at 6:17 PM on April 29, 2011

This is glorious. The details are incredible: the taped dollar bills in the pizza parlor, for instance. The lost dog poster. The newspaper on the subway bench and the "Sorry! This door doesn't work" sticker. The hanging Fritos in the newsstand. I absolutely love this stuff.
posted by Spatch at 10:26 AM on April 30, 2011

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