Donald Sultan, ‘Oranges on Branches’, 2002, Print, Lift-ground etching, aquatint, silkscreen with flocking, on STPI handmade cream paper, Heritage Auctions
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Oranges on Branches, 2002

Lift-ground etching, aquatint, silkscreen with flocking, on STPI handmade cream paper
37 1/4 × 41 3/4 in
94.6 × 106 cm
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P.P. 2

Published by Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JOHN …

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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.

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Published by Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore

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Condition Report: Handling creases in the margins. Print Grade: 9/10. Sheet is loose. Unframed

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Signature
Initaled, dated, titled, and annotated in pencil in margins
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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

Oranges on Branches, 2002

Lift-ground etching, aquatint, silkscreen with flocking, on STPI handmade cream paper
37 1/4 × 41 3/4 in
94.6 × 106 cm
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