Laurie Simmons, Poster promoting the 52nd New York Film Festival, Designed by Laurie Simmons, this year’s poster joins a stellar lineage of designs by prominent artists. NYFF has featured posters designed by distinguished artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, and last year’s artist, Tacita Dean. Considered an annual artistic “signature” for the festival, NYFF posters have taken on a celebrated pop culture significance through the years.The posters will be available to buy for $25 during the upcoming New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center which takes place from 26 Sept.- 12 Oct., 2014.
Laurie Simmons is an internationally recognized artist who stages photographs and films with paper dolls, finger puppets, ventriloquist dummies, and costumed dancers as “living objects,” animating a dollhouse world suffused with nostalgia and colored by an adult’s memories, longings, and regrets. Her photographic works are collected by many institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim as well as The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Tate Modern, Walker Art Center and the Hara Museum, Tokyo.
Simmons’s 2014 solo exhibitions include “Kigurumi, Dollers and How we See,” at Salon 94, New York, and “The Fabulous World of Laurie Simmons” at Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany. She was recently shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Award in photography. The nominated works are being exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Currently, she is working on her second film, a narrative feature titled “My Art.” Simmons lives and works in New York.