For that Hamburg fair lover in you. Remember the heady days of the fair coming to town, with all the sights
and sounds. You'll instantly go back to winning prizes on the midway every time you look at it.
Modern art print Shooting Gallery #2 Philomena Marano Coney Island Brooklyn NY!!
Shooting Gallery #2, 1979
From the series American-Dream-Land series
Printmaking on 100% Rag Paper
29 1/2 × 41 1/4 in
74.9 × 104.8 cm
From the artist:
I see that you've visited my website & I assume saw some information about SHOOTING GALLERY in the
Editions category and in Editions>About.
I created the original cut paper piece in 1977, the first cut paper work in my Coney Island series.
It's a portrait of an original Mangel's shooting gallery that existed on the Coney island Bowery.
(Mangels was an inventor & designer of Coney Island games & rides- you can google him)
In 1979 I translated SHOOTING GALLERY into a limited edition serigraph ( or screen print) printed by master printer , Roni Henning.
We printed an edition of 200 prints.
Two more serigraphs followed SHOOTING GALLERY , titles: CLOCK & CHUTE and THIS WAY OUT.
Since Coney was in such steep decline during this time I called the series of 3 prints, "Unkept Promises"
I became crazily inspired and continued working I changed the title of the series to 'AMERICAN-DREAM-LAND."
I tried to keep a list of all who have purchased the prints but I regret that I don't have any info on who purchased 61/200.
I hope this helps.
SHOOTING GALLERY #2 is the first print in the series, "American-Dream-Land/ Coney Island" Original series titled "Unkept Promises" but name changed in 1990.
Ltd edition 200 printed by Marie Dormuth, NYC. NY
Signature: Signed & numbered by the artist
Publisher: Minotaur editions
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.
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