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Coney Island

Stephen Salmieri


Here, Stephen Salmieri focuses on a balloon-toss worker at Coney Island whose down-turned teased hairstyle resembles the inflated balloons in the background. By isolating the subject and cropping out the surrounding amusement park activity, he establishes a sense of intimacy, as though the viewer could be next in line to play the game.
MEDIUM Gelatin silver print
DATES 1969
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm) Image: 4 3/4 x 7 in. (12.1 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed in graphite verso "Salmieri"
INSCRIPTIONS Titled in graphite verso "1969 Coney Island"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Edward Klein
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Stephen Salmieri (American, born 1945). Coney Island, 1969. Gelatin silver print, Sheet: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Edward Klein, 82.201.39. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 82.201.39_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 82.201.39_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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RIGHTS STATEMENT © Stephen Salmieri
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