Donald Sultan, ‘Reds and Black August 20, 2020’, 2020, Print, Silkscreen with enamel inks, flocking, and tarlike texture on Rising 4-ply Museum Board, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
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Donald Sultan

Reds and Black August 20, 2020, 2020

Silkscreen with enamel inks, flocking, and tarlike texture on Rising 4-ply Museum Board
44 × 84 in
111.8 × 213.4 cm
Edition of 35
.
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Calabasas, Los Angeles
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About the work
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Mint
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Hand signed, numbered and dated in pencil
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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, ‘Reds and Black August 20, 2020’, 2020, Print, Silkscreen with enamel inks, flocking, and tarlike texture on Rising 4-ply Museum Board, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
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About the work
Medium
Condition
Mint
Signature
Hand signed, numbered and dated in pencil
Certificate of authenticity
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

Reds and Black August 20, 2020, 2020

Silkscreen with enamel inks, flocking, and tarlike texture on Rising 4-ply Museum Board
44 × 84 in
111.8 × 213.4 cm
Edition of 35
.
Contact For Price
Location
Calabasas, Los Angeles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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