Brighton Beach Baths
Acrylic/canvas 30x40” 1994
For 90 years, until it closed in 1997, Brighton Beach Baths, a private Brooklyn swim club in Coney Island, was a maze of pools, a casino, lockers, and lounges- even a miniature golf course- all reserved for its members. At its height in the 1960’s, it had 13,000 members. This painting depicts this family-oriented swimming club located just off the famed Boardwalk and a very short walk to the ocean. It was a place for relaxing on hot summer weekends, meeting friends, playing cards, and some partying At night the band shell was lit up, the music played, and “top-notch” pop singers and local comedians performed.