LONDON, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — This week, Derrick Adamsthe famous New York-artist based, launched Derrick Adams Publishinga online platform offering unique artwork editions in its distinct visual style.
At the crossroads of entrepreneurship and the fine arts sector, Derrick Adams Editions is pleased to present its first edition, FUNTIME UNICORN. It acts as a continuation of Adams’ signature iconography and imagery of the black unicorn in Adams’ iconic “Floaters”.“ series, a collection of bold and vibrant portraits depicting black people in various states of rest and play atop the popularized plastic pool float.
Created to physically interact with, the life-size FUNTIME UNICORN is thematically and literally playful, an apt manifestation of Adams’ belief that the joy, love and play experienced by black people should be normalized and celebrated in popular culture.
With Adams’ art already on display in various galleries and museums, Derrick Adams Editions is an exciting new space for his artistic creations. Through the New Editions business, Adams’ intends to create an independent business platform and a direct channel to its audience, enhancing their exposure to diverse and innovative artwork.
Derrick Adamsspeaking about the launch of FUNTIME UNICORN, said:
“FUNTIME UNICORN is the ideal first launch for Derrick Adams Editions. I’m always inspired by everyday people, and combining the Black Unicorn pattern with the shape of playground spring jumpers embodies my vision of black joy and love. By visually or physically interacting with the work, the public can recreate the ordinary yet pure and liberating experience.”
The vibrant sculptural installations are now available on derrickadamseditions.comin edition of 30 with 10 Artist Proofs.
Derrick Adams (1970-) is a Baltimore-born, New YorkMontreal-based artist whose critically admired work spans painting, collage, sculpture, performance, video and sound installation. His multidisciplinary works probe the influence of popular culture on self-image, the relationship between man and monument, and the African-American experience in relation to art history. Along with numerous solo exhibitions, Adams’ work is part of the permanent collections of institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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