Size: 24"W x 18"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Swoon is a NYC based artist who pastes works depicting people, often friends and family. She usually pastes her pieces on uninhabited locations such as abandoned buildings, bridges, fire escapes, water towers and street signs. Her work is inspired by both art historical and folk sources. Swoon started her street art in 1999 as a painting student at the Pratt Institute. Living in New York City had a great impact on Swoon. She loved its graffiti, its layers, and others’ feelings toward the graffiti and other aspects of the city. Her art interacts with the layers of the city, what she de- scribes as “the collage of the city”.
Smile Design Gallery merges art with the mission of providing dental treatment for people who need care. The gallery believes social enterprise can move the great masses of humanity forward, and with a passion for art, its founders have tapped the “art market” to do just that. The gallery has treated over 500 patients since inception in the Spring of 2013, collaborated with artists such as Mr. Brainwash, Chi Modu, UR New York, Fab 5 Freddy, Liu Bolin, Miya Ando and Swizz Beats, partnered with art dealers such as Martin Lawrence Gallery, and Klein Sun Gallery, and achieved industry milestones with a 2013 Miami Art Basel production rated “Top 10” by Vanity Fair, and granted charitable dentistry in partnership with the Holocaust Survivors Initiative, The Bowery Mission, Urban Promise Camden and many more.