Swoon “The Red Skein” Book
Includes SIGNED sticker for placement on inside of the book cover
From Drago Publishing:
“The Red Skein” is the latest monograph by Swoon, covering more than a decade of her work. In 224 pages, featuring over 200 vibrant images, this book explores the artistic journey of Caledonia Curry, also known as Swoon, one of the world’s most celebrated female street artists.
The in-depth book explores Swoon’s creations both on the streets and in the studio, encompassing animation projects, collaborations, museum installations, and community-based initiatives. “The Red Skein” stands as the most comprehensive and valuable collection of her artistic endeavours. An especially captivating addition is the intimate and poignant text titled “Persephone, Medea, Hecate: Constructing a crossroads for art and psychedelic-assisted therapy,” in which Caledonia shares her personal background and articulates the profound significance of art in her life.
The book also features an introduction by Dr. Gabor Mate, a bestselling author and Hungarian physician renowned for his expertise in various fields, including addiction, stress, and childhood development. Further enriching the content are essays by New York-based curator RJ Rushmore, one of the world’s youngest and most respected critics of street and graffiti art; Melena Ryzik, a New York Times reporter who was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2018 for their reporting on workplace sexual harassment; Jerry Saltz, an American art critic serving as senior art critic for The Village Voice and a columnist for New York magazine; and Pedro Alonzo, a Boston-based independent curator and Adjunct Curator at Dallas Contemporary), Jeffrey Deitch (art dealer and curator, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art LA 2010-2013) and Judy Chicago (feminist artist, art educator, and writer.)