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Run #01313a-fr

Russell Rush 20 - Standard Edition - Framed

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Edition Size 40
TYPE:Framed Archival Pigment Print on Museum Natural 310gsm Fine Art Paper
SIZE:17 x 22 Inches
RELEASE DATE:   Mar 05 2016
This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Cey Adams and 1xRUN.
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About this Art

This RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.

1xRUN is excited to present Russell Rush 20 by artist Cey Adams. These limited edition prints capture Adams' unique collage work to support Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation goal of introducing artwork to those in need. An limited quantity of 40 Standard Edition prints will be available exclusively on 1xRUN while a hand-embellished edition of 10 will be available at the 2015 Gold Rush Awards.

"The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation supports creativity for young minds to blossom. The piece I created honors my life long friendship with Russell and the Simmons brothers. The golden colors symbolize the deep rooted history we collectively share. The curves represent movement and change." - Cey Adams

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) is dedicated to providing inner city youth across New York City with significant exposure to the arts, as well as to supporting emerging artists with exhibition opportunities. Rush was founded in 1995 by three brothers: Danny Simmons, visual artist and community builder; media mogul Russell Simmons; and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons of the legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC.Their goal was to fill the gap that the disenfranchised and people of color faced in both accessing the arts and exhibition opportunities.

Over the past 20 years with the help of a broad base of friends, collaborators and supporters, Rush have been able to develop their main two program areas – Rush Education art programs for youth and Rush Arts Galleries supporting and featuring emerging artists nationwide – working together in a seamless way to open up the arts to populations facing hurdles to the joy and benefits of these experiences.

Saturday, October 24th the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation will host the 2015 Gold Rush Awards. Taking place at the Littlefield in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, the Gold Rush Awards returns for their fourth annual night dedicated to celebrating cutting-edge art, music, fashion and culture. Gold Rush combines the visual arts and nightlife into a single event, grounded in the culture of hip-hop. It features an awards presentation, music by renowned DJs, an art exhibition and an open bar in a party atmosphere attended by over 300 tastemakers.

2015 Gold Rush Awards honorees include:
Renee Cox iconic artist
Dee and Ricky dynamic art and fashion designing duo
Victor Davson founder of New Jersey’s Aljira Art Center
Laurie Cumbo NYC City Council Member and founder of the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts
Cey Adams original Def Jam graphic designer and 2015 Gold Rush Featured Artist

The evening’s master of ceremonies is Mr. Gandy, and music throughout the night will be provided by DJ Moma, Everyday People, and AzMarie Livingston, star on Fox’s hit show Empire.

The Gold Rush Host Committee includes writer and artist Peter “Souleo” Wright, Director of Flux Harlem Leanne Stella, Genese Jamilah, founder of IDontdoclubs.com, Tianna Webb Evans, Founder and Managing Director of ESP PR, Andre Singleton from the Very Black Project, Daria Brit Greene of Scope Art Fair, Mikhalie Solomon of Prizm Art Fair, and more. The event will showcase an exhibition of recent works by honoree Renee Cox and an art sale of artwork for $500 featuring works by: Ai Campbell, Kimberly M Beacoat, Luiza Cardenuto, Vid Taylor, RC Hagens, Musa Hixson, Jennifer Mack Watkins, John Felix Arnold III, Achley McKenzie, Stan Squirewell, Danny Simmons, Allison Janae Hamilton, Kate Fauvel, Sophia Dawson, Johnny Mattei, Ruthy Valdez, Sylvia Maier, Cey Adams, Stephanie Calvert, Cullen Washington Jr.

To find out more and purchase tickets head to http://goldrushawards.rushphilanthropic.org/.
Cey Adams
New York, New York
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Cey Adams, a New York City native, emerged from the downtown graffiti movement to exhibit alongside fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He appeared in the historic 1982 PBS documentary Style Wars which tracks subway graffiti in New York. As the Creative Director of hip hop mogul Russell Simmons’ Def Jam Recordings, he co-founded the Drawing Board, the label’s in-house visual design firm, where he created visual identities, album covers, logos, and advertising campaigns for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G., Maroon 5, and Jay-Z.

He exhibits, lectures and teaches art workshops at institutions including: MoMA, Walker Art Center, MoCA Los Angeles, Pratt Institute, Stamford University, Howard University, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, High Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Mount Royal University and The University of Winnipeg in Canada. He recently co-authored DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop, published by Harper-Collins; and designed Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, published by Rizzoli. Cey's work explores the relationship between transformation and discovery. His practice involves dismantling various imagery and paper elements to build multiple layers of color, texture, shadow, and light. Cey draws inspiration from 60's pop art, sign painting, comic books, and popular culture. His work focuses on themes including pop culture, race and gender relations, cultural and community issues.

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