Katz’s Deli gets into the gallery biz
Pastrami. Pickles. Patronizing faux-gasms. Katz?s Delicatessen has quite the history--125 years of it actually. And the corned-beef kings are partying hard for the big anniversary.
You may have heard about the drool-inducing photo book released in September. But an art gallery? Well, that?s a surprise.
The Space--once the abandoned adjacent storefront on Houston Street--is now home to commissioned pieces that pay tribute to the Lower East Side landmark.
Currently on display are broken records reshaped into phrases and food (?I [hot dog] New York? being one of them) and a painting of ?Will Feral Katz? (yes, Will Ferrell?s likeness on a feline), among others. You can also purchase limited-edition street wear designed specifically for the gallery by local outfitter ALIFE and ogle some sick Nike Air Force 1s--further proving Katz?s mission to claim a new generation.
Just beware: Brisket cravings may occur.
The Space will be open through February with rotating exhibits and apparel each month; 203 Houston St. (at Orchard St.); katzsdelicatessen.com