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PLAY FASCINATION 2, 1990

Acrylic on canvas paper, mounted on masonite with black enamel painted frame.
16 1/2 × 16 1/2 × 1 in
41.9 × 41.9 × 2.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$850
location
Brooklyn
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About the work
Exhibition history
Tabla Rasa Gallery
Brooklyn
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PLAY FASCINATION was created as a set of 4 graphic paintings, two of which are sold. They are …

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PLAY FASCINATION was created as a set of 4 graphic paintings, two of which are sold. They are emblematic of vernacular signage found in the arcades of Coney Island but the composition of the type and other graphic elements has been altered and the color palette re-invented.

Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed on back
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Series
American-Dream-Land
Philomena Marano
American , b. 1952
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Philomena Marano has spent decades “penetrat[ing] the soul of Coney Island to reveal its twin promises of candy-colored paradise and garishly ornate nightmare,” as she describes, through the prints and cut-paper collage in her “American Dream-land” series (1979-). These colorful, cartoon-style works evoke the energy and amusement of Coney Island through depictions of the rides, the boardwalk, clowns, and food vendors. Many are large-scale papier collé installations, a technique Marano learned from Robert Indiana, in whose studio she once assisted. In conjunction with “American Dream Land,” in 1981 Marano and Richard Eagen co-founded the Coney Island Hysterical Society, which undertakes projects such as restoring old rides in response to the alarming rate at which they were shutting down in the fabled amusement park of their childhood.

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Tabla Rasa Gallery
Brooklyn
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PLAY FASCINATION was created as a set of 4 graphic paintings, two of which are sold. They are …

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PLAY FASCINATION was created as a set of 4 graphic paintings, two of which are sold. They are emblematic of vernacular signage found in the arcades of Coney Island but the composition of the type and other graphic elements has been altered and the color palette re-invented.

Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed on back
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Series
American-Dream-Land
Philomena Marano
American , b. 1952
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Philomena Marano has spent decades “penetrat[ing] the soul of Coney Island to reveal its twin promises of candy-colored paradise and garishly ornate nightmare,” as she describes, through the prints and cut-paper collage in her “American Dream-land” series (1979-). These colorful, cartoon-style works evoke the energy and amusement of Coney Island through depictions of the rides, the boardwalk, clowns, and food vendors. Many are large-scale papier collé installations, a technique Marano learned from Robert Indiana, in whose studio she once assisted. In conjunction with “American Dream Land,” in 1981 Marano and Richard Eagen co-founded the Coney Island Hysterical Society, which undertakes projects such as restoring old rides in response to the alarming rate at which they were shutting down in the fabled amusement park of their childhood.

PLAY FASCINATION 2, 1990

Acrylic on canvas paper, mounted on masonite with black enamel painted frame.
16 1/2 × 16 1/2 × 1 in
41.9 × 41.9 × 2.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$850
location
Brooklyn
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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