Despo Magoni

Pathological Beauty #8, 2013
Charcoal, pastel, collage on paper, 16.5 x 14 inches, one of a kind. $1800
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Pathological Beauty #9, 2013
Charcoal, pastel, collage on paper, 16.5 x 14 inches, one of a kind. $1800
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Pathological Beauty #15, 2012
Charcoal, pastel, collage on paper, 16.5 x 14 inches, one of a kind. $1800Pathological_Beauty_#15,_Despo_Magoni





Pathological Beauty #16, 2012
Charcoal, pastel, collage on paper, 16.5 x 14 inches, one of a kind. $1800
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Small Book #11, 2013
Folding book with 4 loose folios, ink, pastel, collage, string, 2.75 x 3.25 inches, unique. $85
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Small Book #14, 2013
7 panel accordion book, ink, pastel, collage, string, 2.75 x 2.75 inches, unique. $85
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Small Book #15, 2013
8 panel accordion book, ink, pastel, 2.75 x 2.75 inches, unique. $85
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Small Book #16, 2013
14 page book, ink, collage, thread, 2.25 x 3 inches, unique. $80
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Under Your Skin #1, 2011
Ten folio books, mixed media, 10 x 6.75 inches each, unique pieces. $125 each




Under Your Skin #2, 2011
Twelve 16 page pamphlet stitched books, mixed media, 5 x 3.5 inches each, unique pieces. $200 each




Under Your Skin #3, 2012
Two 24 page accordion books, mixed media, closed book 5 x 3.625 inches/ displayed 5 x 43.75 inches each, unique pieces. $300 each




Under Your Skin #4, 2012
20 page accordion book, mixed media, closed book 10 x 7.125 inches/ displayed 10 x 68.5 inches, unique pieces. $950




The Year of the Snake, 2001
Artist’s book; mixed media, feathers, collage, string in a book, 7.5 x 1 x 7 inches. $2,000




The World of the Greeks: A Book Transformed, 2002
Collage on a book cover, 9.5 x 1 x 7.87 inches. $300




The Diary of Scheherazade (from The Thousand and One Nights series)
Artist’s book; mixed media, feathers, collage, string in a book. $2000




Scheherazade’s Story #1: Mirage, 1999
Pencil, color pencil, charcoal, photostat, and glassine on paper, 16.25 x 69.87 inches. $4,000
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Scheherazade’s Story #3: I’ll Grant Anything You Wish or Desire, 1999
Pencil, color pencil, charcoal, photostat, and glassine on paper, 16.25 x 69.87 inches. $4,000
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Scheherazade’s Story #7: Aquarius, 2000
Pencil, color pencil, charcoal, photostat, and glassine on paper, 16.25 x 69.87 inches. $4,000
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Scheherazade’s Story #10: Crash, 2000
Pencil, color pencil, charcoal, photostat, and glassine on paper, 16 .25 x 70 inches. $4,000
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A Book Transformed #1, 2002
Charcoal, collage on rice paper, 14 x 28.25 inches. $2000




A Book Transformed #2, 2002
Charcoal, pastel, collage on rice paper, 14 x 28.25 inches. $2000




A Book Transformed #6, 2002
Charcoal, tempera, collage on rice paper, 14 x 28.25 inches. $2000




A Book Transformed #7, 2002
Charcoal, pastel, collage on rice paper, 14 x 28.25 inches. $2000




Jeux D’ Enfants #2, 2008
Ink, colored pencil, pastel, collage on folded paper, 8 x 8 inches. $500
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Jeux D’ Enfants #11, 2008
Ink, charcoal, pastel, thread, collage on folded paper, 8 x 8 inches. $500
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Jeux D’ Enfants #15, 2008
Ink, colored pencil, pastel, thread, collage on folded paper, 8 x 8 inches. $500
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Jeux D’ Enfants #18, 2008
Ink, pastel, feather, collage on folded paper, 8 x 8 inches. $500
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Statement

Preoccupied with the human condition, I have explored in my paintings, books, and works on paper, social issues and to a larger degree women’s issues inspired by myth, history and current events, blending the personal with the collective, the inner with the outer and the past with the present. Themes of growth, mortality and the process of grieving are also expressed in my work. Recently, I have been working in a more abstract manner and have related this new visual language to the themes of Labyrinth and the Cosmos.

Biography

For the past thirty-five years Magoni has been exploring her artistic concerns through a variety of themes and media. Her exhibitions, awards, radio interviews and television appearances have made her an established figure in the international art world.

Her work has been exhibited, among other places, at the Alternative Museum, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn College, Kouros Gallery and Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee; Islip Art Museum, Oakdale, NY; Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL; The Museum of Modern Art, Guadalajara, Mexico; Ora Gallery and Nees Morfes Gallery, in Athens, Greece; and Shinsaegae Gallery, Kwangju, Korea.

Magoni’s works are included in the collections of Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, Guadalajara, Mexico; The Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; The Museum of Contemporary Art of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece; Vero Beach Art Center, Florida; and Kwangju Art Museum, Kwangju, Korea.

Born in Athens, Greece, Magoni has been living and working in Brooklyn, New York since 1968. She received an MFA in painting as well as a diploma in fresco and iconography from the Polytechnic School of Fine Arts of Athens in 1967.

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