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Donald Sultan

Wallflowers Light Blue Over Yellow, 2018

Silkscreen
69 × 27 in
175.3 × 68.6 cm
Edition 3/12
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International Print Center New York (IPCNY) Benefit Auction

Printed and published by Har-El. Includes custom, archival museum frame with UV-filtering …

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Printed and published by Har-El. Includes custom, archival museum frame with UV-filtering plexiglass. Handmade paper works by Kiki Smith are featured in IPCNY's current exhibition Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking 1960s to Today.

Courtesy of the artist in honor of Stephen Coppel

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Signed within the matrix, recto.
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
International Print Center New York (IPCNY) Benefit Auction

Printed and published by Har-El. Includes custom, archival museum frame with UV-filtering …

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Printed and published by Har-El. Includes custom, archival museum frame with UV-filtering plexiglass. Handmade paper works by Kiki Smith are featured in IPCNY's current exhibition Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking 1960s to Today.

Courtesy of the artist in honor of Stephen Coppel

Signature
Signed within the matrix, recto.
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

Wallflowers Light Blue Over Yellow, 2018

Silkscreen
69 × 27 in
175.3 × 68.6 cm
Edition 3/12
Bidding closed
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