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Danny Simmons, "Lifted," 2014, oil fabric on canvas.

Danny Simmons at the African American Museum in Philadelphia

[Jennifer gets a chance to interview artist and collector Danny Simmons, uncovering the influences that stretch from his collected works into his original art. Simmons is planning a move to the Philadelphia area. — the artblog editors] Two works hang side-by-side. One is a fabric collage and one is a color photograph. The collage is by the artist, Danny Simmons, and the photo is by another artist, Mickalene Thomas. The two works look great together. Why does this matter? Because Mickalene Thomas’ photo is in Danny Simmons’ art collection, and Simmons’ fabric collage has uncanny concordance with the photo, which ... More » »


artblog’s origins in 2003 – Christian Marclay at the Philly Museum of Art and Albert Chong at the African American Museum

[Dear Readers, in our tenth anniversary year we will be re-visiting some of our early posts, bringing you interesting information from artblog’s vast archive of published reviews, news and features.  Below are two posts from May, 2003.] Africa-China-Jamaica-America links at the African American Museum Published May 18, 2003 by Libby Many of Albert Chong’s emotionally rich photographs are conversations with his ancestors, some literal, some not. But his personal history is an archetypical story of migration and immigration, intermarriage and cultural roots. A native of Jamaica, his photos of old black-and-white or sepia-toned portraits arranged with hot-colored flowers plus assorted ... More » »