Thursday, August 23, 2007

World's Largest LollyPop Arrives At Coney Island

In tribute to Philip's Candy, Coney's oldest candy shop which was housed at the entrance of the Stillwell station since 1930, a giant lollypop has been propped up as an art installation by Philomena Marano Artist & Designer.

artist's website describes Philips Candy:
Philip's was a visual paradise - it had a classic red & white striped facade, layered with vintage signage and windows filled with an endless parade of exotic sweet treats created by owner, John Dorman and his partner Peggy Cohn. They endured 54 years of Coney Island highs & lows serving loyal customer all year 'round until the time came to close up shop in 2001 and relocated due to the reconstruction of the Coney Island Terminal.

GIANT LOLLY sits inside one of the unoccupied store windows within the station. It joins the Stillwell Avenue Subway exhibit mounted by the Coney Island History Project.

Special thanks goes to Richard Eagan, The CIDC, and Charles Denson for making the installation possible.

Giant Lolly / Homage to Philip's
On view: Summer 2007

Art Installation; Stillwell Avenue
Coney Island Terminal, Brooklyn, New York.

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