Monday, August 30, 2010

Figurative Lines

We found ourselves in Coney Island yesterday...a first time for each of us. Although more "modern" than our weekends in New England, the park was just as steeped in history. The Parachute Jump (built in 1939 for the World's Fair) is an iconic landmark of what was once Steeplechase Amusement Park. Today it's called "The Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn," and welcomes visitors from across the globe. It's round shape, made from straight steel bars, immediately conjured up thoughts of Tony Bevan's work, and had us wondering about what else we would find inside...

Original Parachute Jump on the Coney Island Boardwalk

Tony Bevan Head, 1999


Tony Bevan Studio Furniture, 2003

The Tickler

Tony Bevan Crossing, 2007

Wonder Wheel

Tony Bevan, unidentified

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