Street Artist Swoon Will Take Over New York Most Mural Space Next [UPDATE]


Brooklyn-based street artist Swoon, famous for her eerie and intricate wheat-pasted figures, series of collaborative “Swimming Cities” junk boat journeys, and her project to build shelters in Haiti, among other endeavors, will be the next artist to grace New York City’s most visible mural space at Houston Street and Bowery, Bowery Boogie reports. Swoon, whose real name is Caledonia Curry, will become only the second female artist to take over the high-visibility space, following Lady Aiko last year.

Swoon will replace the current brightly colorful, text-filled composition by REVOK and POSE, which was completed back in July. That one was preceded by a Hurricane Sandy-themed mural by the duo of How and Nosm, as well as a collaborative 70th birthday mural for the great street art photographer Martha Cooper.

UPDATE: When we swung by the wall this morning there was no trace of the REVOK and POSE mural left, and the wall was covered in a blue-turquoise wash.


— Benjamin Sutton

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