Donald Sultan, ‘Button Flowers’, 2014, Alan Avery Art Company
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Donald Sultan

Button Flowers, 2014

Color silkscreen with enamel inks and flocking on 2-ply museum board
30 × 30 in
76.2 × 76.2 cm
Edition 28/35
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Location
Atlanta
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About the work
Alan Avery Art Company
Atlanta

Sold as suite of 3; all edition 28/35

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Hand-signed by artist, Signature, title and date ascending left side recto; edition number bottom right recto
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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.

Donald Sultan, ‘Button Flowers’, 2014, Alan Avery Art Company
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About the work
Alan Avery Art Company
Atlanta

Sold as suite of 3; all edition 28/35

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signature, title and date ascending left side recto; edition number bottom right recto
Frame
Included
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.

Donald Sultan

Button Flowers, 2014

Color silkscreen with enamel inks and flocking on 2-ply museum board
30 × 30 in
76.2 × 76.2 cm
Edition 28/35
.
Sold
Location
Atlanta
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