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Coney Island

Louis Lozowick

American Art

"LUNA": This single word was enough to signal to any early twentieth-century viewer that he was looking at an image of the mechanized wonder of Coney Island. The Russian-born Louis Lozowick was one of many modern artists drawn to the exciting light show of Coney Island's Luna Park, known as the Electric Eden. He combined cropped and abstracted elements of this leisure mecca's most famous attractions, including the Ferris wheel, the steeplechase ridge, and exotic illuminated minarets.

MEDIUM Casein on paper
DATES 1935
DIMENSIONS 13 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. (33.7 x 24.8cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Nona Breen and Dick S. Ramsay Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Louis Lozowick (American, born Russia, 1892–1973). Coney Island, 1935. Casein on paper, 13 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. (33.7 x 24.8cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Nona Breen and Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 1991.45. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.45_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1991.45_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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RIGHTS STATEMENT © Estate of Louis Lozowick
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