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SWOON

Title & Date: Ben (2012)
Material: Screen print on handmade paper
Dimensions: 33.5" x 28.5"

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"Ben" by Swoon

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$460.00 Winning: JP

This silk screened print is a portrait of fellow artist and frequent collaborator, Ben Wolf, and is delicately finished with hand painting and sewing.

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  1. JP bid $460.00 on 2012-12-17 15:23:07
  2. LM bid $440.00 on 2012-11-26 20:02:07
  3. Carine Roman bid $420.00 on 2012-11-21 15:36:59
  4. Justin Petropoulos bid $400.00 on 2012-11-19 20:21:25

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Description: This silk screened print is a portrait of fellow artist and frequent collaborator, Ben Wolf, and is delicately finished with hand painting and sewing.

Artist Biography: Swoon spent the last 13 years exploring the relationship of people to their built environment. Swoon’s aesthetics can be seen as an outgrowth of street art; her engagement with ethical living and making art share a close kinship with the idealism of off-grid, barter-based cultures and economies based on sharing. She uses scavenged, local materials and embraces print media as a means of action for social change. Swoon began her work as a classically trained visual artist and printmaker, and has an ongoing project of wheat pasting portraits to the walls of cities around the world. She has designed and built several large-scale installations, most notably the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea at Deitch Projects in 2008 a flotillas of rafts made from recycled materials that traveled across the Adriatic Sea to Venice. Her pieces are in collections at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Tate Modern. Major pieces have appeared at MoMA PS1, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Black Rat Press. For the past several years, Swoon has been traveling the United States and abroad, creating exhibitions, holding workshops, and cultivating community development. Since 2008 Swoon has been working independently and in collaboration with the collective Transformazium on community based projects in the town of Braddock, Pennsylvania. In 2010 and 2011 Swoon constructed first a community center and then a home in earthquake devastated Haiti with the group Konbit Shelter, bringing the creative process into the reconstruction effort. Currently she is working toward the construction of a musical house, entitled Dithyrambalina in New Orleans with New Orleans Airlift.