Anthony Sims' bold, chaotic expressions resurrect Mississippi's delta blues, refined by urban street culture and American Hip-Hop. Born in Southaven, Mississippi, and now based in Dallas, Texas, the self-taught artist first displayed his art at the Brooks Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, when he was 18. Sims' work is known for having vivid background imagery, monstrous figurative characters, warm toned patches, and articulate lines of poetry. By the age of 21, Anthony had two of his paintings accepted into the Meridian Museum of Art's permanent collection. Anthony has exhibited in Memphis, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Oakland, Austin, and London with his works selling for five figures in both primary and secondary markets. In 2021, Anthony gained media headlines through the creation of animated NFT's with the most well known animation and painting, "Not Sure About Myself, I Am Certain," which sold for $99k in a primary sale. Sims makes raw, unfiltered figurative paintings that capture life from the eyes of bi-racial, Southern Americans who seek greater purpose and desire to overcome adversity regardless of their circumstances.More ...
Anthony Sims (born October 11, 1998) is a Mexican-American artist who is known for becoming the youngest artist to be added to a museum's permanent collection. At the age of 21 years old, Anthony added two works of art to the Meridian Museum of Art's permanent collection.
Anthony Sims was born in Southaven, Mississippi, and he began his career as a painter in Memphis, Tennessee.
Anthony Sims had his first group exhibition at Jack Robinson's gallery in 2019. In July of 2019, Anthony went to New York City and met Diana Vachier and wrote his first letter to the Downtown 500 community. After leaving New York, Anthony moved to Dallas, Texas. In October of 2019, Diana Vachier inducted Anthony Sims into the American Pop Art Collective, which was originally founded by Diana Vachier and the late Steve Kaufman. In November of 2019, Anthony Sims created cover artwork for the rapper Issa Gold.
In January 2020, Anthony created cover artwork for rapper Yung Simmie. Anthony's photograph "1980's Glam" was published in Vogue Italia. In March of 2020, Kate Cherry the executive director of the Meridian Museum of Art accepted two of Anthony Sims' pieces into the Meridian Museum of Art's permanent collection. After the Meridian Museum of Art reopened in June of 2020, Anthony was able to travel to Meridian, Mississippi, and have his works stored in the museum. Once Anthony went back to Dallas, he wrote his second letter to the Downtown 500 community.
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