By Robynblair launches candy-themed art prints

On October 1, Robyn Blair Davidson launched a collection of fine art prints based on her best-selling original candy artwork. It’s been a remarkable year, even during a pandemic, for the artist who went from being known as The candy artist on Instagram to the artist-in-residence of the famous New York department store Bergdorf Goodman. His art has also been featured at The Hype House in Los Angeles, among many other locations.

Each of these five pieces of Giclee art is printed on 300 GSM archival textured matte paper and generously sized at 30 inches wide by 42 inches high framed. Prints are sold framed in a choice of black or white satin hardwood. Unframed prints can also be purchased. “Prints are the perfect entry point into the world of fine art, and I wanted to release a high-quality collection,” Davidson tells me. “I hand-picked every detail to ensure the paper, printing and framing are all of the highest caliber.”

Statement Art

The prints are just as sweet as the Davidson originals, but have a deeper meaning in these trying times. The artist stayed with her family for much of the shutdown and that experience was the creative push behind this collection. “It was super nostalgic and brought back a lot of childhood memories. It was also surprisingly helpful to take a step back and slow down my usual fast pace.

Davison selected these five specific pieces to help bring positivity, brightness, and a bit of levity into the collector’s home. “It’s more important than ever to surround yourself with visuals that inspire you and make you smile,” she says. “These statements and candy choices are meant to remind the viewer of happy, nostalgic times and to encourage them to look to the future with that same positive energy. This series of prints is a celebration of fun, sweetness and of color.

In pastel shaded letters, think of happy things features images of classic twist lollipops created to invoke a sense of childhood nostalgia.

Slightly simpler in words but more complex in design, Joywhich is written in a bright rainbow font, contains green-rimmed blue and red wrappers of Fun Dip candies.

The fanciest of all designs, Hello sweets, features Hubba Bubba’s hot pink wrappers and ombre pink writing.

The message of Life is Sweet with its pastel blue hues and images of Sweet Tarts is an artist’s reminder to practice gratitude even during difficult seasons. The white lettering stands out boldly.

Head held high is a nod to the mechanics of Pez dispensers with brightly colored images of the dispensers and the candies themselves. Davidson says it’s a reminder to stay positive right now.

A sweet price

There is no denying that the pandemic has had a major impact on the economy. It was therefore important for Davidson to keep its brand accessible. During this period, she launched puzzles, which cost $48. It also sells baseball caps, phone cases, candy dishes and stationery. But his original pieces, all handmade, currently start at $3,000. At $800 unframed, prints are a much more accessible price for fine art. “I get requests all the time from first-time collectors who aren’t quite ready to buy an original custom piece, but still want beautiful, well-made art hanging in their space,” she tells me.

But first-time buyers aren’t the only customers asking for a print collection. “I also get requests from collectors who already own an original piece and are looking for another fun way to incorporate my artwork into their home or office.”

Still, Davidson notes that the appeal of the prints isn’t limited to their price. “Another element I love about fine art prints is their flexibility. Unlike my original artwork which is often commissioned for a specific space in a client’s home, these prints are transitional and fit into perfectly in a variety of settings.

In fact, it was another artist’s print that inspired this collection. “The first piece of art I ever bought inspired me to create this collection. For years I’ve had a Deborah Kass art print hanging in my apartment, and it’s brought so much joy and color to my space, especially over the past year.

The influencer effect

Davidson’s original works have been popular with interior designers, celebrities and influencers. Arielle Charnas (Something Navy), Sarah Michelle Gellar, Neil Patrick Harris and Addison Rae all have pieces by the artist.

Geller, who was incredibly pleased with her piece, explains the call in a sweetly succinct way, telling me, “I fell in love with robynblair’s artwork this year, and it’s the perfect gift to give to anyone.” anyone in your life, especially anyone with a candy tooth. Her designs really add a splash of color and joy to my home, and I can’t wait to gift more of her pieces to my friends.

Elaine F. Brim