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Side Show at Coney Island
Abraham Walkowitz

Oil on canvas, Image H: 26 in, Image W: 40 in, Frame H: 30 1/2 in, Frame W: 44 5/8 in
Gift of Abraham Walkowitz in memory of Beatrice Winser, 1953  53.31
On View
Primary Title Notes: 1981 Newark Museum Catalogue
recto: l.r. brown paint "A. Walkowitz"

labels on file from old backing: printed gum label "W.S. BUDWORTH & SON, INC. / PACKERS & SHIPPERS OF WORKS OF ART . 424 West 52nd St., New York, N.Y. / ESTABLISHED 1867 / [handwritten in blue ink] #9 / [hand written in black marker] 116"; printed and typed paper label "PENNSYLAVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS . BROAD AND CHERRY STREETS PHILADELPHIA, PA. 19102 / EXHIBTION: To Be Modern: American Encounters with Cezanne & Co. / DATES: 15 June - 29 Sept 1996 / ARTIST: Abraham Walkowitz / TITLE AND DATE: Side Show at Coney Island / LENDER" The Newark Museum / CRATE# CAT.#"; printed and typed paper label "Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art / WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY / Abraham Walkowitz Retrospective / May 7 - Juen [sic] 29, 1975 / Edwin A. Ulrich Musuem of Art / WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY, WICHITA, KANSAS 67208"; printed paper label "[seal of Univ. of Utah] UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS . UNIVERSITY OF UTAH . ABRAHAM WALKOWITZ RETROSPECTIVE . PCTOBER 27 - DECEMBER 1, 1974 / Circulated to: Edwin A. Ulrich museum of Art / Wichita State University; May 1 - June 22, 1975"

Provenance: Artist, New York, New York
Exhibition History:
"Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland", (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Jan 31 - May 31,2015; San Diego Museum of Art, Jul - October 2015; Brooklyn Museum, Nov 2015 - Mar 2016; McNay Art Museum, May - Sept, 2016)

"To be Modern: American Encounters with Cezanne and Company," Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Jun. 14 - Sept. 29, 1996)

"Abraham Walkowitz," Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City (Oct. 1974); traveled to Edwin Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University

Keywords: Coney Island, New York, Amusement park, Figures, Bikini, Vaudeville, Painting