Donald Sultan, ‘Red Poppies I’, 2007, ArtWise

This serigraph is signed and Numbered by Donald Sultan. It is part of a set of 5 Screenprints with Flocking published by Lococo Fine Art. The Portfolio included: Red Poppies I, Red & Black Poppies I, Black Poppies, Red Poppies II, and Red & Black Poppies II. "The images... are really about the architecture in the paintings; they seem so massive and strong and permanent but nothing is permanent. The image in the front is very fragile, but it conveys the loaded meaning of everything that is contained in the painting." - Donald Sultan

About Donald Sultan

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.

American, b. 1951, Asheville, North Carolina, based in New York, New York