Photorealistic Paintings of Forgotten New York City


The forgotten nooks and crannies of New York City, rather than the well-known landmarks, act as a muse for photorealistic painter Max Ferguson. “I’m very into the idea of preserving things that are disappearing,” he explained to the Daily News. “Sometimes I will hear or read about something that’s about to be demolished or a store that is about to close after being there 100 years, so I run there.” If you live in New York, be sure to check out his work in a new show called “Urban Intimacy” that opens at Gallery Henoch this Thursday; click through now to preview a few of our favorite pieces.

Max Ferguson, Strand Book Store, Oil/Panel, 16″ x 22″

Max Ferguson, Central Park Nocturne, Oil/Panel, 19″ x 36″

Max Ferguson, Woman in Cafe, Oil/Panel, 12″ x 12″

Max Ferguson, Pageant Books, Oil/Panel, 12″ x 12″

Max Ferguson, Shoe Repair Shop, Oil/Panel, 16″ x 16″

Max Ferguson, The Night Watch, Oil/Canvas, 34″ x 30″

Max Ferguson, My Father at Katz’s, Oil/Panel, 16″ x 20″

Max Ferguson, Time, Oil/Panel, 36″ x 36″

Max Ferguson, Fulton Street Fish Market, Oil/Paper, 12.5″ x 17.7″

Max Ferguson, Wonder Wheel, 2002. 9″ x 12″ oil on panel