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This first monograph on the street artist Swoon is a crash course on the incredible range of her diverse artistic practices. Filled with brilliant color photographs, the book brings reader to streets around the world to see her life-size prints and paper cutouts that transform as natural elements slowly erode and destroy them. It travels across the waters to include striki ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Harry N. Abrams (first published October 1st 2008)
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Jennifer Haight
Aug 21, 2011 Jennifer Haight rated it it was amazing
Swoon proudly lives life in her own fashion as the leader of a hippie counterculture which includes Freak Folk Music (Coco Rosie, Devandra Banhart, Dark Dark Dark), Black Label Bicycle Club (a fearless and tattooed group from Minnesota known for two-tiered bikes), Freeganism (vegan eaters who eat what they can found that has been discarded in dumpsters or on the street), and an American carnival tradition. But ultimately, Swoon is an artist. She marries her beliefs with the way that she lives. S ...more
Grady
Dec 18, 2010 Grady rated it really liked it
Making Permanent the Impermanent Art of SWOON

SWOON is the nom de plume of Caledonia "Callie" Dance Curry, a out in the open 'street artist' from New York City who has made her mark on the art world by creating life-size wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts of family and friends going about the very ordinary aspect of daily life, superimposed on her own bizarre yet realistic renderings of bridges, fire escapes, sidewalks. Her works are not created to last: they weather rain and snow and wind and g
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Alison
Oct 17, 2010 Alison rated it really liked it
Shelves: art-books, adult
This is basically a catalogue raisonné of Swoon's work, including her awesome Swimming Cities projects, and the Black Floor show from a few years ago (some of my friends are in the pictures! Weeeee!). My only complaint is that there are very few photos of her wheatpastes that take into account the entire landscape...the rest of the building, for example. I think her work should be seen up close, but also as it relates to the scenery as a whole.
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