What Is This? An Art Studio for Ants?

A detail of Joe Fig's (2005). Mixed media, 24 by 31by 42 inches. Photo: Image courtesy of the artist and the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York

Joe Fig's tiny, meticulously crafted miniature replicas of famous artists' studios, up at Southampton's Parrish Art Museum through August 5, are every art nerd's — and dollhouse enthusiast's — happiest dream. Fig's 3-D format and obsessive attention to detail make for an effect that's equal parts voyeuristic and reverent, and the project doubles as a sly, paradoxical (Fig turns the "camera" in on himself, depicting his own workspace as well) way to play art-world paparazzo. We'd love to see what would happen if the tabloid rags took a similar approach. —Rachel Wolff

Exterior view of Chuck Close: Summer 2004.

Interior view of Jackson Pollock: 1951. (2002). Mixed media, 24 by 42 by 30 inches

Exterior view of Jackson Pollock: 1951.All images courtesy of the artist and the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York.