Philomena Marano, ‘Thrills / Coney Island’, 2004, Tabla Rasa Gallery

Thrills is a limited edition (50) archival pigment print. The original "Thrills" art was created in cut paper collage. A few variations have been rendered in cut paper.

Series: Part of my Coney Island " American-Dream-Land " series

Signature: Print is signed and numbered

La Mama Galleria, NYC, NY / collection of the Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY/
Smart Clothes Gallery, NYC, NY

Original cut paper work of this image was created circa 1985-1990

About Philomena Marano

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.

American , b. 1952, Brooklyn, New York, based in Brooklyn, New York

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