Scenes from the Life of Travis Bickle

True Love in Brooklyn by Alan Wolfson

True Love in Brooklyn by Alan Wolfson

Actually, these are “miniature urban sculptures” by Alan Wolfson, but they look like mini sets from Taxi Driver to me. Wolfson is an artist who has also created architectural models and visual effects for film. Working in 1/2 dollhouse scale, these miniature worlds depict a combination of real and imagined NYC places, and are filled with expertly executed details. “The real impact of my work is not in how small everything is but in the stories these small things tell,” claims the artist.

Hopp's Luncheonette by Alan Wolfson

Hopp's Luncheonette by Alan Wolfson

Hopp's Luncheonette by Alan Wolfson

Hopp's Luncheonette by Alan Wolfson

Brooklyn Rooftop by Alan Wolfson

Brooklyn Rooftop by Alan Wolfson

Times Square Hotel Room by Alan Wolfson

Times Square Hotel Room by Alan Wolfson

New York Army-Navy by Alan Wolfson

New York Army-Navy by Alan Wolfson

For more information, check out this interview with Wolfson by Vanishing New York, or this Q and A with the artist. The artist’s site has a complete archive of work.

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2 thoughts on “Scenes from the Life of Travis Bickle

  1. It’s pretty incredibly rendered detail at a really small scale, and I appreciate seeing these scenes of a grittier NYC that reminds me a bit of things I encountered in my childhood there. [Not to wax nostalgic…]

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