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Artist's New York bodega stocked entirely with felt reproductions

By Ben Hooper

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June 6 (UPI) -- An artist's pop-up convenience store in New York is selling all of the usual bodega offerings -- but all of them are stitched from felt.

Lucy Sparrow, 30, a British artist, raised $53,000 on Kickstarter and is now showing the felt fruits of her labor in the "8 'Till Late" installation at The Standard, High Line, a boutique hotel in Manhattan's Meatpacking District.

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Sparrow, who previously displayed a similar project modeled after a grocery store in her home country, said it took her nine months and a team of 10 helpers to stitch the items for her new felt store, which features everything from felt cans of Coca-Cola to an entire deli counter stocked with felt meats.

The installation even features a felt bodega cat named Krampuss.

Everything in the store, Krampuss excluded, is for sale with prices ranging from $15 to thousands of dollars.

"I hope [the show] brings a difference accessibility to art," Sparrow told AM New York. "You don't need to pay to get in and you can buy a piece of art of $15."

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