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The Red Horse

Lynn Hyman Butler

At the time that Steeplechase closed in 1964—a victim of rising crime, neighborhood decline, and competing entertainment—a new amusement park, Astroland, had already been established for a few years between Surf Avenue and the boardwalk west of West Tenth Street. This park carried on the Coney tradition during the following decades. In 1983, the not-for-profit corporation Coney Island USA was created to assist in rejuvenating Coney Island’s amusement life. It developed many of the programs that later generations of visitors recognize, such as the Mermaid Parade, Sideshows by the Seashore, and concerts on the boardwalk. Lynn Butler’s dynamic take on the site in her Coney Island Kaleidoscope series documents a gritty and still spectacular Coney Island.
MEDIUM Silver dye bleach photograph (Cibachrome)
DATES ca. 1989
DIMENSIONS image: 9 x 13 1/4 in. (22.9 x 33.7 cm) sheet: 11 x 13 3/4 in. (27.9 x 34.9 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed bottom verso in pencil: "Lynn Hyman Butler 4/25"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Ilford Photo Corporation
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Lynn Hyman Butler
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CAPTION Lynn Hyman Butler (American, born 1953). The Red Horse, ca. 1989. Silver dye bleach photograph (Cibachrome), image: 9 x 13 1/4 in. (22.9 x 33.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ilford Photo Corporation, 1991.59.3. © Lynn Hyman Butler
IMAGE overall, 1991.59.3_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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