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Coney, Early Evening


Contemporary Art

The street artist Swoon’s ethereal installation juxtaposes five portraits with the Cyclone, one of the last existing wooden roller coasters. As if it were seen in their dreams, the Cyclone’s lace-like structure acquires a gossamer quality. Given Swoon’s fascination with Coney Island’s ceaseless potential for magic and mystery, her three-dimensional dreamscape may represent a cautiously optimistic belief in the site’s continual rebirth.
MEDIUM Linoleum print on mylar, mixed media
DATES 2005
DIMENSIONS Variable dimensions, 18 pieces total  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
CREDIT LINE Healy Purchase Fund B, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, and Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 18 piece mixed media installation
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Swoon (American, born 1977). Coney, Early Evening, 2005. Linoleum print on mylar, mixed media, Variable dimensions, 18 pieces total. Brooklyn Museum, Healy Purchase Fund B, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, and Designated Purchase Fund, 2005.41. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2005.41_front_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE front, 2005.41_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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