Private Reception and Print Signing
for Danny Simmons at Raven Fine Art Editions
July 14, 2018 • 4 – 7 PM
Curlee Raven Holton, director of Raven Fine Art Editions, is proud to offer this opportunity for collectors to acquire an original print by Simmons, a creative artist and well-known arts leader. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase the print with special pre-release pricing until July 14. This new work, comprised of four unique images, can be purchased either individually or as a combined set. The four images, each printed on a sheet size of 22 x 30 inches, have been conceived so that when joined they create a unified work.
Deeper Desireis a multi-media digital and serigraph print. The edition size of 124 prints includes 6 sets of the four combined prints and 25 each of the individual prints. The fine art print is conceived as an original work and is the result of a close collaboration between the artist and the print studio. This series is made in a small production run intended solely for individual collectors.
Danny Simmons, Jr., is an American abstract painter, poet, and author. He strives to use painting as a spiritual conduit, and many of his works connect tribal musings to modern society. Much like modernists, he reworks or reimagines tribal paintings and markings into a modern context. His current work is inspired by textiles, and the artist uses dots, circles, and interconnected lines to form an abstract painting landscape.
Simmons is also a poet and co-producer of the hit HBO series (and Tony-winning Broadway show) Def Poetry Jam with his siblings Russell Simmons and Joseph Simmons. He also heads the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation with his brother, Russell Simmons.
Painter and master printmaker, Curlee Raven Holton, is the founding director of Raven Fine Art Editions. Holton’s paintings, drawings, and prints are held by major museums and collections in the U.S. and abroad. He was the founding director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College, and in 2014 he was appointed executive director of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans, and the African Diaspora at University of Maryland, College Park.
Raven Fine Art Editions has produced print editions by some of America’s most important artists for collectors and major museums. As a private fine arts publisher, Raven Editions has achieved stellar results in the studio and gained recognition among collectors and institutions, both nationally and internationally. Curlee Raven Holton and Raven Fine Art Editions have produced works of art in collaboration with artists such as Faith Ringgold, Sam Gilliam, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Grace Hartigan, Kay WalkingStick, and many others.
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Susan Ellis, Raven Fine Art Editions, firstname.lastname@example.org.