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Fresh take on Coney Funny Face

Coney Island USA has asked 100 of the country’s top contemporary artists to take on the iconic Coney Island Funny Face. Each artist has been given a hand-cast Funny Face (10”x10”x3”) to decorate, deconstruct, reinvent and riff on in absolutely anyway they see fit.

The Faces will be auctioned off September 16 from 7-10 p.m. at the Jonathan O’Hara Gallery (41 East 57th Street, Suite 1302 between Madison and Park avenues in Manhattan) with all proceeds going directly towards supporting Coney Island USA’s arts programming and the fight to preserve the historic amusement district of Coney Island.

Preview dates for the Funny Face Project are September 14-15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with online pre-bidding available at www.coneyisland.com/funnyface.

All tickets for the Funny Face Project auction are $50. The price will be applied to the final cost of their winning auction bid.

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