Swoon Release: Zahra Project

December 1st, 2010 Posted by: Paper Monster

We are excited to announce the release of a new project by the one and only Swoon happening tomorrow (Thursday Dec. 2nd) around noon here in New York.  This release will feature a series of unique variants based on Swoon's iconic Zahra image.  As you may recall we have mentioned this project in the past couple of emails and are pleased to finally release these pieces on the site.  

To give you a little background, the project started out consisting of an edition of cut & dyed paper pieces designed to be layered on top of one another to create an assemblage print.  The initial idea was to chine-collé a series of 3 cut elements onto a heavy printing paper to create the central Zahra image.  As the project progressed and Swoon became more and more involved, we ended up handing her a stack of intricately cut japanese paper pieces to play around with and crossed our fingers they would stay in tact while she experimented.  What she brought back to us a couple of months later we were blown away by.  

This edition of 31 unique variants include works on found wood, fabric, cardboard and paper. The pieces themselves consist of a variety of these elements collaged to form a backing onto which the central Zarha paper-cut image is applied. Not all of the elements made it into each piece, and many were embellished with scraps and free-cut paper forms Swoon pulled from her travels and studio work. Below are a few preview photos to better illustrate these pieces.


31 Unique Variants

Letterpress print on Yatsuo B25 Kraft Paper.

Relief print on Magnani Arturo stationary weight paper.

Assemblage on wood, paper, and fabric.

Above Image Zarha 04 Detail


LES - 2007


Zarha 15

Zarha 05 Detail

Zarha 21


Zarha 16

Zarha 12

Zarha Details

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N Harvey

Any price point yet for these? As they are all so vastly different will all 31 be put up for sale to select or just one image and pot luck?

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