Until Yesterday, I didn’t know that there’s an very interesting street art book about one of my favorite urban artists Swoon on the market.
Swoon is known by most people through her wheat-pasted cut-outs, which have appeared throughout New York for the better part of the last decade. Her unique style and her claim to document urban life and culture in an artistic way, made her artworks popular around the world.
“When the 27-year-old Brooklyn street artist Swoon had her first one-person gallery exhibition at New York’s Deitch Projects in 2005, the area surrounding the gallery was so overrun with fans and friends that neither cars nor pedestrians could pass through. Reviews in all of the major New York papers, and even national news sources like Newsday, raved-crediting her intricate paper cut-outs and hand-pulled block prints of realistically-rendered street people (often friends and family doing ordinary things) with depicting no less than the poetry of urban life.”
Swoon the book, was published as part of her exhibition in 2008. The 64 pages book documents exhibitions from 2005 to 2007, as well as collaborations created in Russia, Ukraine and throughout the United States.
The book is for example available on Amazon. I will buy it!