Coney, Early Evening
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.
Linoleum print on mylar, mixed media
Variable dimensions, 18 pieces total (show scale)
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Healy Purchase Fund B, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, and Designated Purchase Fund
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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)
front, 2005.41_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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