VIDEO: Katz's Delicatessen Inspires Art Next Door
Katz's Delicatessen in Manhattan is known for its giant pastrami sandwiches. This year it is celebrating 125 years on the Lower East Side. As part of a year-long celebration, Katz's fifth generation owner Jake Bell rented out the space next door and turned it into a gallery known as The Space. For three months, the gallery is rotating 15 artists to celebrate the art that comes out of the neighborhood. There was only one prerequisite – the artists had to create art that had to do with the deli. On display through November are Hanksy, Rich Tu, Baron Von Fancy, Kenzo Minami, and HYP-INC. Each artist has a connection to the Lower East Side neighborhood and art scene. The Space curator Emma Reily says the next installments will be a photography exhibit, followed by a showing of classical artists.