On the left, we have Swoon, classically trained (Pratt), well-known street artist specializing in life-size wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts of figures, often politically movitaved. She gained recognition after a solo show at Deitch’s SoHo gallery in 2005, attracting the attention of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her solo show “Submerged Motherlands” at the Brooklyn Museum in 2014 was the museum’s first exhibition dedicated to a living street artist.
On the right, we have Jeffrey Deitch of Coney Art Walls, Wynwood Walls and Art in the Streets exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A., not to mention the author of several books on the subject, including a monograph on Keith Haring published by Rizzoli, and a partnershipwith the Goldman Group on The Bowery Art Wall. Deitch Projects produced over 250 projects with artists from thirty-three countries ~ an impressive and lengthy list.
It could have been around 2005, when Deitch reached out to Swoon, and their professional relationship began.
The Artist and Mentor: Deitch x Swoon will be in conversation on Monday, November 20th from 7-10pm, “talking street art, her work, and their epic artist/mentor relationship.”
The Artist and Mentor: Deitch x Swoon is a fundraiser to benefit Pen + Brush Inc. and Heliotrope foundation. Follow the Event on Facebook. RSVP and Tickets Here. The Pen + Brush Inc. is located at 29 East 22nd Street
While you’re there, the group exhibition, King Woman, is still on view at Pen + Brush to December 9th.