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Donald Sultan

12 Colors, 2007

Silkscreen
25 × 20 1/4 in
63.5 × 51.4 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York
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About the work

Though Donald Sultan portrayed a variety of flowers throughout his career, the Pop artist is most …

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Though Donald Sultan portrayed a variety of flowers throughout his career, the Pop artist is most celebrated for his pared-down poppies. These flowers epitomize the Pop art aesthetic: simplified, graphic, and easy to reproduce. To create his poppies, Sultan revived the dated tradition of Western still life painting …

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Mary Ryan Gallery, Inc
New York
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"12 Colors", a 12-print series of Sultan’s iconic poppies, relates closely to his …

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"12 Colors", a 12-print series of Sultan’s iconic poppies, relates closely to his large-scale paintings. The black background, achieved through 9 layers of color, is offset by the slightly elevated poppy in the middle. The poppies, a seemingly fragile flower, carry a weight suggested by their unnatural hues …

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Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Publisher
Mary Ryan Gallery
Donald Sultan
American, b. 1951
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Donald Sultan’s large-scale still life paintings are filled with rich iconography—provocative objects, like bulbous fruits, set against a tar-black background. Although primarily classified as a still lifes, Sultan maintains that his works (despite their representational objects—flowers, lemons, eggs, buttons) are first and foremost abstract. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Sultan moved to New York City in 1975 upon completion of his advanced studies. He is recognized as a painter, printmaker, and sculptor, and best known for his large compositions made following a unique technique: in place of canvas, Sultan covers masonite with 12-inch vinyl floor tiles, from which he cuts geometric and organic forms. Sultan fills the negative spaces with tar or plaster, followed by a layer of paint; his resulting images are distinctively textured and equally balance the contrast of positive and negative space.

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About the work

Though Donald Sultan portrayed a variety of flowers throughout his career, the Pop artist is most …

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Though Donald Sultan portrayed a variety of flowers throughout his career, the Pop artist is most celebrated for his pared-down poppies. These flowers epitomize the Pop art aesthetic: simplified, graphic, and easy to reproduce. To create his poppies, Sultan revived the dated tradition of Western still life painting …

Read more
Mary Ryan Gallery, Inc
New York
Follow

"12 Colors", a 12-print series of Sultan’s iconic poppies, relates closely to his …

Read more

"12 Colors", a 12-print series of Sultan’s iconic poppies, relates closely to his large-scale paintings. The black background, achieved through 9 layers of color, is offset by the slightly elevated poppy in the middle. The poppies, a seemingly fragile flower, carry a weight suggested by their unnatural hues …

Read more
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Mary Ryan Gallery
Donald Sultan
American, b. 1951
Follow

Donald Sultan’s large-scale still life paintings are filled with rich iconography—provocative objects, like bulbous fruits, set against a tar-black background. Although primarily classified as a still lifes, Sultan maintains that his works (despite their representational objects—flowers, lemons, eggs, buttons) are first and foremost abstract. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Sultan moved to New York City in 1975 upon completion of his advanced studies. He is recognized as a painter, printmaker, and sculptor, and best known for his large compositions made following a unique technique: in place of canvas, Sultan covers masonite with 12-inch vinyl floor tiles, from which he cuts geometric and organic forms. Sultan fills the negative spaces with tar or plaster, followed by a layer of paint; his resulting images are distinctively textured and equally balance the contrast of positive and negative space.

Donald Sultan

12 Colors, 2007

Silkscreen
25 × 20 1/4 in
63.5 × 51.4 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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