Miniature Manhattan Carved Entirely Out of Marble

Japanese artist and architect Yutaka Sone carved an intricate sculpture of miniature Manhattan entirely out of marble. Using photographs, Google Earth images, and references after experiencing several helicopter rides, Sone’s version of New York’s iconic city is an interesting take on antiquity and classical stone sculptures of the past. The chiseled, ghostly work is impressively detailed for its small size and one of the most beautiful “maps” of the city we’ve ever seen. [Image credit: Yutaka Sone/David Zwirner Gallery]