Coney Island Beach, 1935 (inscribed 1934)

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No corner of New York escaped Reginald Marsh's art, from shopgirls to breadlines, derelicts to derricks. But his favorite subject was the pleasure-seekers at Coney Island, where, he said, "a million near-naked bodies could be seen at once, a phenomenon unparalleled in history." Indeed, Marsh overstuffs his scene with exuberant humanity. It also shows his preoccupation with anatomy: As part of his art training, the Yale-educated Marsh dissected corpses at New York medical schools.

Exhibitions
  • America, Seen

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 - Sunday, September 04, 2016
Details
Title
Coney Island Beach
Artist Life
1898 - 1954
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.91.2.4
Catalogue Raisonne
Saskowsky 159 iv/iv
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