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Coney, Early Evening

Swoon

Contemporary Art

The street artist Swoon’s ethereal installation juxtaposes five portraits with the Cyclone, one of the last existing wooden roller coasters. As if it were seen in their dreams, the Cyclone’s lace-like structure acquires a gossamer quality. Given Swoon’s fascination with Coney Island’s ceaseless potential for magic and mystery, her three-dimensional dreamscape may represent a cautiously optimistic belief in the site’s continual rebirth.
MEDIUM Linoleum print on mylar, mixed media
DATES 2005
DIMENSIONS Variable dimensions, 18 pieces total
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2005.41
CREDIT LINE Healy Purchase Fund B, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, and Designated Purchase Fund
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