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Harvey Dinnerstein
Brownstone
1958–60
oil
85 x 60 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Philip Desind



Dinnerstein intended Brownstone to celebrate the diversity of his Brooklyn neighborhood. He used members of his family and people near his home as models. The pigeons were painted from live birds he kept in his studio; the dog belonged to a boy who often posed for the artist.