The Nude Bather
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.
Silver dye bleach print (Cibachrome)
image: 9 x 13 in. (22.9 x 33 cm)
sheet: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm) (show scale)
Signed bottom right verso in pencil: "Lynn Hyman Butler 4/25"
Gift of Ilford Photo Corporation
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Lynn Hyman Butler (American, born 1953). The Nude Bather, 1988. Silver dye bleach print (Cibachrome), image: 9 x 13 in. (22.9 x 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ilford Photo Corporation, 1991.59.9. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.59.9.jpg)
overall, 1991.59.9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2003
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