Oil on canvas
Unframed: 113 x 169.5 cm (44 1/2 x 66 3/4 in.)
Gift of Carol and Michael Sherwin 2020.243
The arched entrance gate to Euclid Beach Park still stands and is a designated Cleveland landmark.
Among Gaertner’s most admired canvases, Flying Ponies (Euclid Beach Park) presents a nocturnal view of a beloved carousel that was installed at a now defunct amusement park on the shores of Lake Erie. This ride—featuring suspended horses swirling over a dramatically tilted platform—provides the central focus. Its illumination helps bathe the surrounding darkness, revealing visitors engaged in various activities.
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