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.
Gelatin silver photograph
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)
Signed in graphite verso "Salmieri"
Titled in graphite verso "1969 Coney Island"
This item is not on view
Gift of Edward Klein
© Stephen Salmieri
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Stephen Salmieri (American, born 1945). Coney Island, 1969. Gelatin silver photograph, 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)
overall, 82.201.39_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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