Summertime Swoon in New York

Come on, you know the weather has been gorgeous, New York. So many memories to make right now, rolling in the grass, rocking in a swing, chasing after a skirt, slathering up a wall with goopy wheat paste and pressing your freshly colored lino type print on a dilapidated wall or doorway. At the apex of our Brooklyn reverie what, to our smog clouded disbelieving eyes do we see, but the sight of new Swoon pieces up around the BK.

The figures are not all familiar as she has been adding folks to the street party and the color palette is somehow more saturated and pungent, but yes these are the real thing, often imitated, never matched.


A portrait of Sonia from her program last summer with Philadelphia Mural Arts. Swoon. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Swoon (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Swoon. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


A relatively new figure from Swoon – a man she met during a program with Philadelphia Mural Arts who is an inmate at Graterford state prison. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Swoon (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Swoon. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Swoon (photo © Jaime Rojo) “

“A historical portrait of the American steel industry based off a very inspiring man named Henderson, who fought for equality in the mills, taught himself to become a crane operator, and, I just learned, was also a jazz guitarist,” says Swoon in her Instagram feed.



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