Details

Title

Coney Island, New York

Artist/Maker

Garry Winogrand (American, 1928–1984)

Date

1952

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

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Credit

The Lenore and Burton Gold Collection of 20th Century Art

Accession #

1982.8

On View

Currently not on view

Often holding the camera at an angle and shooting rapidly as he walked, Winogrand embraced chance and the frenetic energy of the streets of New York. He often caught his subjects mid-motion in humorous, absurd situations such as this one. By waiting for the “decisive moment,” Winogrand succeeded in transforming an average beachgoer into a headless man to suggest a carnival sideshow happening right under the boardwalk of Coney Island, one of America’s most iconic amusement parks.

Image Copyright

© The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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