4. A High-End Deli Made of Felt
Photo by Heather Cromartie, courtesy of Art Production Fund
From October 1st to October 20th, a fake upscale deli made of felt will be at Rockefeller Center, made by the artist Lucy Sparrow who previously created a felt bodega at The Standard Hotel. Delicatessen on 6th will be on the corner of 49th Street and 6th Avenue next to Magnolia Bakery and really takes the concept to a whole new level. There is a seafood display with oysters, langoustines, lobsters, prawns, and crabs, “fresh” vegetables like tomatoes and onions, fruits, chocolate, patisseries, and French cheeses like Brie and Camembert.
There will be other displays of Sparrow’s work throughout Rockefeller Center, in glass vitrines that look like aquariums and terrariums with food inside made of felt, lycra, diamante, sequins, and glass beads.