Object photography

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Object description

  • Richard Glazer Danay (Kahnawake Mohawk (Caughnawaga), birth 1942)
  • Coney Island 2, 1989
  • Mixed media, enamel, paper
  • H: 18 in, W: 24 in (H: 45.7 cm, W: 61.0 cm)
  • Gift of Richard Glazer Danay, 2011
  • 2011.19.5

INSCRIPTION

Signed at verso: "CONEY ISLAND 2 1989 / MIXED MEDIA / ENAMEL ON BIENFANG PH / NEUTRAL PAPER 140 WT / RICHARD GLAZER DANAY". Also signed at front BR "DANAY 89".

DESCRIPTION

As in Coney Island 1 by Glazer Danay (see 2011-19.3), this work depicts angular and curvilinear designs, embellished with dots and glitter throughout. The colors are bold with a black border along the outside. The designs roughly form the shoreline of Coney Island, New York. There are stamped animal designs throughout, depicting a cat and running rabbits. Collaged cut outs of a human dancing figure with a blue upper body and black lower body and a pig sculpture are placed in the lower half of the painting. In the right hand corner, a UPC code from a product is also collaged onto the piece directly above the painted human face.

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