Jun 04, 2020 - Sale 2535

Sale 2535 - Lot 155

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
The Complicated and Ongoing Search for Sutiable Objects of Worship.

Oil and crayon on cotton canvas, 1997. 1372x1016 mm; 54x40 inches. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Or I Painted This M.F. Upside Down" in oil, verso.

Provenance: private collection.

Exhibited: Danny Simmons: From Here to There, Spanierman Gallery, East Hampton, NY, October 8 - November 23, 2009; Lana Woods Gallery, Harlem, New York, 2007.

This large, striking canvas by Danny Simmons epitomises his bold and expressive abstraction. Simmons has shown extensively in museum and gallery exhibitions over the past 20 years. His paintings are in the collections of the Anacostia Museum, Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC, the Hampton Museum, Hampton, VA and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York. Simmons was the cofounder of the Def Poetry Jam performance series and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.