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Light Yellows with Flocked Centers, 2002

Lithograph and woodcut in colors on heavy wove paper
50 × 49 in
127 × 124.5 cm
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About the work
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Heritage Auctions

P.P. II

Condition Report: Sheet is loose; no visible condition issues. Unframed

P.P. II

Condition Report: Sheet is loose; no visible condition issues. Unframed

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Print
Signature
Initialed, dated, titled, and annotated in pencil along edges
Publisher
Published by Singapore Tyler Printing Institute, Singapore
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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
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Heritage Auctions

P.P. II

Condition Report: Sheet is loose; no visible condition issues. Unframed

P.P. II

Condition Report: Sheet is loose; no visible condition issues. Unframed

Medium
Print
Signature
Initialed, dated, titled, and annotated in pencil along edges
Publisher
Published by Singapore Tyler Printing Institute, Singapore
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.

Light Yellows with Flocked Centers, 2002

Lithograph and woodcut in colors on heavy wove paper
50 × 49 in
127 × 124.5 cm
Bidding closed
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