Arts & Culture

Hump Day Art: Wild Beasts Carved and Gilded With Love

While previous editions of Hump Day Art have highlighted a Mid-East graffiti collaboration, a quirky illustrator, and some good old fashioned domination/ submission artwork, this week we're going totally old shul (couldn't resist!) by featuring works from the current exhibit … Read More

By / March 5, 2008

While previous editions of Hump Day Art have highlighted a Mid-East graffiti collaboration, a quirky illustrator, and some good old fashioned domination/ submission artwork, this week we're going totally old shul (couldn't resist!) by featuring works from the current exhibit "Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel" at the American Folk Art Museum. Turns out the same artisans who were carving elegant adornments for synagogues in the early 1900s also created the ornate horses for carousels. Here are three works from artist and Coney Island native Marcus Charles Illions.

 

 

 

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