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Print - Monica


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    USA (printed)

  • Date:

    2010 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Curry, Caledonia (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Black Rat Press Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB3H, shelf DR25

Swoon (real name Caledonia Dance Curry; born in the USA in 1977) is one of the world's foremost street artists. Print is integral to her work, both on the street and as print editions. She works with lino-cut, stencils and cut-outs, and often pastes these up in street locations, leaving them to fade, peel away and degrade over time, but she also exhibits and sells versions of these; as she admitted in an interview, the 'lost' street works can be recreated because "I have print blocks I keep that I can work with again and make multiples, so in a way, the images can be thought of as permanent." She also uses screenprint (again, a stencil process) for editioned prints. Swoon, like many of her peers, comes from a conventional art-school background; she studied Renaissance art and portraiture, and these influences are apparent in her work. This print, 'Monica', 'quotes' indirectly from multiple sources and other print precedents. Like many of her prints it is a portrait of a real person; her subjects are often family and friends, but also people she encounters in cities around the world.

Physical description


Place of Origin

USA (printed)


2010 (printed)


Curry, Caledonia (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques



Height: cm 76, Width: cm 70

Descriptive line

Print, screenprint, 'Monica', edition of 75, by Swoon (Caledonia Curry), USA, 2010.



Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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