Haunting Photos of an Abandoned Store Turned into an Art Installation

Sean Vegezzi's turned his haunting 'Snow Cab' installation into a book.

by Sean Vegezzi
27 May 2016, 4:00am

Native New Yorker and artist Sean Vegezzi is a longtime friend of VICE. In the past, he's focused on the ever-changing shape of his home city in the face of an out-of-control real estate market. But in his latest project, Snow Cab, he went in a different direction, turning a vacant retail unit in Manhattan into an art installation. The piece, which appeared last November, turned ordinary objects from T-shirts to debris into eerie sculptures.

He documented all of this and put the resulting photos into a book, which he's selling Thursday at a special event at 1 Crown Court, an empty office in London, where his work will also be on display. You can check out photographs from the book below, and read more about the event here. If you miss the event in London, you can buy the book here.

Sean Vegezzi has mapped New York City's landscape through photo, video, installation, and recreational practices-turned-performance-art since 2001. His first book of photographs, I Don't Warna Grow Up, was published by Fourteen Nineteen in 2012.