MCLM to Debut Sims ‘Movies and Messages’

do-the-right-thing-poster-cropThe Mayme Clayton Library and Museum is pleased to host renowned artist and Graphic Designer Art Sims with his exhibition ‘Movies and Messages; the Movie Posters and Early Work of Art Sims” The premier exhibit opening and private reception will be held on Thursday, February 25 @ 7 pm.

For the first time, Sims’ original early art works will be sold, along with signed movie posters. This event is also the first time Art Sims has displayed his artwork in Los Angeles.

The exhibit includes some of the famous posters Sims designed, 082412-shows-106-and-park-malcolm-x-movie-poster-spike-leeincluding: Do The Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Mo Better Blues, Bamboozled, Red Tails, as well as comprehensive layouts, photography, notes, and logotype ideas that have made these the most famous film posters in the world. Most importantly, Sims is debuting pieces from his early years as a fine artist when he was in his college years at Michigan State University.

Sims explains, “I think it’s time for me to start displaying my body of works to the world. Most people has seen my creations done for Spike Lee iconic films, however my humble beginnings as a child to college works will unveil my journey to now. I’m excited to witness everybody’s reaction to my growing years.”
Art Sims is the CEO of Design, a full service ad agency based in Los Angeles. Design is dedicated to promoting multicultural entertainment advertising as part of a larger mandate Sims dubs “urbanization,” which refers to the recognition and melding of disparate cultural and creative histories. With his multicultural team, Sims has worked with some of Hollywood’s top filmmakers, including George Lucas, Spike Lee, Jon Kilik, The Hughes Brothers, Malcolm Lee, Steven Spielberg, and Abel Ferrara. He created the indelible images seen for print ad campaigns of numerous famous films, including Red Tails, Malcolm X, Do The Right Thing, Jungle Fever, King Of New York, Love & Basketball, Clockers, When the Levees Broke to Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple.

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Tel: 310-770.8117 ~ [email protected]

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