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Swoon

Mortimer and Jenkins, 2012

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Details

Lot 4
Screenprint on archival Hahnemühle paper
21.0 x 27.0 in (53.3 x 68.6 cm)
Edition of 45
Signed and numbered on recto

Location

This work ships from the United States.


Description

First created in 2006 as a full scale, hand carved wood block print, ‘Mortimer and Jenkins’ depicts two dressed skeletons fighting with a rolled-up newspaper and fishing rod. Its imagery directly references James Ensor’s painting ‘Skeletons Fighting Over the Body of a Hanged Man,’ and provides a dark and whimsical depiction of human nature.


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About Swoon

Swoon, born Caledonia Dance Curry, (American, b. 1977) is a contemporary street artist and activist. In both her art and life, she focuses on humanitarian efforts. In 2009 at the Venice Biennial, Swoon and a crew of thirty of her artist friends sailed boats made of reclaimed materials through the canals to show how the biennial detritus could be recycled and used for both artistic and functional purposes.