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Gary Simmons, Ghoster, 1997  97.100a-d
Gary Simmons, Ghoster, 1997. Chalkboard paint, dry pigment titanium dioxide, and watercolor varnish on four wood panels, 136 × 436 × 1 3/8 in. (345.4 × 1107.4 × 3.5 cm) overall. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee  97.100a-d


In this video, Gary Simmons discusses Ghoster (1997), an erasure drawing based upon his childhood memories of roller coasters such as the Coney Island Cyclone. Simmons explains how Ghoster negotiates issues of race and access, and speaks to the significance of these types of shared sites and experiences.