Donald Sultan, ‘Playing Cards’, 1989, Other, 54-card deck of poker size playing cards, plus one marker card, corresponding drawing and numbered wooden box, Rago/Wright
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Playing Cards, 1989

54-card deck of poker size playing cards, plus one marker card, corresponding drawing and numbered wooden box
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Box: 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 1 1/4"

Fabricator: Bicycle Playing Card, Windsor,Ontario

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Stamped A/D and numbered 55/100
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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Box: 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 1 1/4"

Fabricator: Bicycle Playing Card, Windsor,Ontario

Literature: Elisabeth Cunnick and Peter Joseph. A/D at the Peter Joseph Gallery New York, (catalogue for the exhibition September 17 – October 24), 1992 (illustrated, page 43)

Provenance: A/D, New York

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Stamped A/D and numbered 55/100
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

Playing Cards, 1989

54-card deck of poker size playing cards, plus one marker card, corresponding drawing and numbered wooden box
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