On October 1, Robyn Blair Davidson launched a fine art print collection primarily based on her finest promoting authentic sweet artwork items. It’s been a noteworthy 12 months, even throughout a pandemic, for the artist who went from being often known as The Candy Artist on Instagram to the Artist In Residence at New York’s well-known division retailer Bergdorf Goodman. Her artwork has additionally been featured at The Hype House in Los Angeles, amongst many different locations.
Every of those 5 Giclèe high quality artwork items are printed on archival 300 GSM textured matte paper and generously sized at 30 inches huge by 42 inches tall framed. The prints are bought framed in a selection of black or white satin hardwood. Unframed prints will be bought as properly. “Prints are the right entry-point into the high quality artwork world, and I needed to launch a group that was prime quality,” Davidson tells me. “I hand-selected each element to make sure that the paper, printing, and framing are all the highest caliber.”
The prints are simply as candy as Davidson’s originals however maintain a deeper that means throughout these difficult occasions. The artist stayed along with her household for a lot of the shutdown and that have was the inventive push behind this assortment. “It’s been tremendous nostalgic and introduced again loads of childhood recollections. It’s additionally been surprisingly useful to take a step again and decelerate my standard quick tempo.”
Davison chosen these 5 particular items to assist convey positivity, brightness, and a bit of levity into the collector’s house. “It’s extra essential now than ever to encompass your self with visuals that encourage you and make you smile,” she says. “These statements and sweet selections are supposed to remind the viewer of nostalgic glad occasions and to encourage them to look to the longer term with that very same optimistic power. This print sequence is a celebration of enjoyable, sweetness, and shade.”
In pastel ombre lettering, Suppose Pleased Ideas options photos of traditional twisted lollypops created to invoke a way of childhood nostalgia.
Barely easier in phrases however extra complicated in design, Happiness, which is written in a vivid rainbow ombre font has green-bordered blue and crimson packages of Enjoyable Dip sweet.
Probably the most whimsical of all of the designs, Hey Sweets, options sizzling pink packages of Hubba Bubba and ombre pink writing.
The message of Life Is Candy with its pastel blue hues and pictures of Candy Tarts is a reminder from the artist to observe gratitude even throughout difficult seasons. The white lettering boldly stands out.
Chin Up is a nod to the mechanics of Pez dispensers with vivid coloured photos of each the dispensers and the sweet itself. Davidson explains that this a reminder to remain optimistic proper now.
A Candy Value
There’s no denying that the pandemic has had a serious influence on the economic system. So, it was essential for Davidson to maintain her model accessible. Throughout this era, she launched jigsaw puzzles, that are $48. She additionally sells baseball caps, cellphone circumstances, sweet dishes, and stationary. However her authentic items, all of that are handmade, at the moment begin at $3,000. At $800 unframed, the prints are a much more accessible worth level for high quality artwork. “I get requests on a regular basis from first-time collectors who aren’t fairly able to buy an authentic customized piece, however nonetheless need stunning and well-made paintings hanging of their area,” she tells me.
However first-time patrons haven’t been the one prospects asking for a print assortment. “I additionally get requests from collectors who already personal an authentic piece, and are on the lookout for one other enjoyable strategy to incorporate my paintings into their house or workplace area.”
Nonetheless, Davidson notes that the attraction of prints is not restricted to their pricing. “One other factor I like about high quality artwork prints is their flexibility. Not like my authentic paintings that’s usually commissioned for a particular area in a consumer’s house, these prints are transitional and match seamlessly in quite a lot of settings.”
Actually, it was one other artist’s print that was the inspiration for this assortment. “The primary piece of paintings I ever bought that impressed me to create this assortment. For years I’ve had a Deborah Kass high quality artwork print hanging in my residence, and it has introduced a lot pleasure and shade to my area, particularly over this previous 12 months.”
The Influencer Impact
Davidson’s authentic works have been in style with inside designers, celebrities, and influencers alike. Arielle Charnas (One thing Navy), Sarah Michelle Gellar, Neil Patrick Harris, and Addison Rae all have items from the artist.
Geller, who was extremely glad along with her piece, explains the attraction in a sweetly succinct approach telling me, “I fell in love with by robynblair’s paintings this 12 months, and it’s the right present to present anybody in your life, particularly anybody with a candy tooth. Her designs actually add that nice pop of shade and pleasure to my house, and I can’t wait to present extra of her items to my pals.”