Swoon, ‘Temple’, 2010, Taglialatella Galleries
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Swoon

Temple, 2010

Screen-print on brown fabric
19 × 26 in
48.3 × 66 cm
Edition of 60
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
New York, Palm Beach, Paris, Toronto
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Taglialatella Galleries
New York, Palm Beach, +2 more

Released in 2010 as a fundraiser for Konbit

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed
Swoon
American, b. 1977
Follow

Caledonia Curry, a.k.a. Swoon, creates street art, installations, and sculptural assemblages, merging art and activism with the intent of improving the world. After completing her studies at the Pratt Institute, Swoon realized that she would not be content to only exhibit in galleries and museums. “I wanted to become part of something larger than myself,” she explained. “I wanted to embrace the world.” This desire drove her art into the streets where, since 1999, Swoon has been wheat-pasting life-size portraits of everyday urbanites onto walls in New York and other cities. Swoon takes a humanitarian approach to art and contributed to the reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. At the 2009 Venice Biennale, she shocked and delighted visitors by navigating a flotilla of rafts, handcrafted from scavenged materials and garbage, into the city’s waterways.

Swoon, ‘Temple’, 2010, Taglialatella Galleries
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
Taglialatella Galleries
New York, Palm Beach, +2 more

Released in 2010 as a fundraiser for Konbit

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed
Swoon
American, b. 1977
Follow

Caledonia Curry, a.k.a. Swoon, creates street art, installations, and sculptural assemblages, merging art and activism with the intent of improving the world. After completing her studies at the Pratt Institute, Swoon realized that she would not be content to only exhibit in galleries and museums. “I wanted to become part of something larger than myself,” she explained. “I wanted to embrace the world.” This desire drove her art into the streets where, since 1999, Swoon has been wheat-pasting life-size portraits of everyday urbanites onto walls in New York and other cities. Swoon takes a humanitarian approach to art and contributed to the reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. At the 2009 Venice Biennale, she shocked and delighted visitors by navigating a flotilla of rafts, handcrafted from scavenged materials and garbage, into the city’s waterways.

Swoon

Temple, 2010

Screen-print on brown fabric
19 × 26 in
48.3 × 66 cm
Edition of 60
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
New York, Palm Beach, Paris, Toronto
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Series by this artist
Other works from Taglialatella Galleries
Related works
Most Similar
Contemporary Graphic Realism
Collective History