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 print
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"
Gift of Edward Klein
This item is not on view
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)
overall, 82.201.39_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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