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Thursday, March 24, 2011


is defined by as "to enter a state of hysterical rapture or ecstasy".  What a marvelous word!  Swoon is also one of my favorite street artists.  She studied painting at Pratt.  Her subjects are street people.  Most often she does wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts.  I love her style as well as her subject matter.  Sometimes her figures are a combination of great design and draftspersonship combined with decorative elements which make me swoon.  I noticed her work in "Exit Through the Gift Shop".  She is also represented in Graffiti World:  Street Art from Five Continents.

What a surprise to receive one of her images yesterday in my mail.  My son photographed this work on Grand Street in Brooklyn and sent it to me from his phone.



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