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Sonia by Swoon

Sonia by Swoon

Turner Carroll Gallery

Mixed Media


Sheet Size: 48 x 42 x 1" inches


Condition: Pristine

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Caledonia Curry, whose work appears under the name Swoon, is a Brooklyn-based artist and is widely known as the first woman to gain large-scale recognition in the male-dominated world of street art. Callie took to the streets of New York while attending the Pratt Institute of Art in 1999, pasting her paper portraits to the sides of buildings with the goal of making art and the public space of the city more accessible.

“Dawn and Gemma” features as its central image a mother breastfeeding her infant child. The motif of “Dawn and Gemma” featured prominently in the artist’s 2014 solo-show at the Brooklyn Museum, titled “Submerged Motherlands”, which took as a major theme the death of the artist’s mother. A hopeful image, the nurturing mother is celebrated as the wellspring of the community.

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The Artist


Swoon is one of New York’s most prolific resident artists whose life sized woodcuts and cityscape installations can be found on walls in various states of beautiful decay in cities around the world. The scope, variety and ambition of Swoons projects have gained her critical acclaim and her work is in the permanent collections of a number of public institutions including MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum and the Tate Modern.

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