Death of Swag

For this exhibition, Talwst has refashioned his collection of Bossons heads into a contemporary version of 15th Century Italian Death masks, and has detailed them with all the modern trappings of the “Swag Rap” culture. As a child, Curtis “Talwst” Santiago’s mother would bring him to flea markets where he first developed an obsession with Bossons heads; A series of hand-painted, high relief portraits, sculpted from gypsum plaster and produced between 1958 and 1982.