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Hunt Slonem

Blue Diamond Palma, ca. 2019

Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust
61 1/2 × 61 1/2 in
156.2 × 156.2 cm
This is a unique work.
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Baltimore, Chevy Chase, Haverford
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Merritt Gallery
Baltimore, Chevy Chase, +1 more
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This piece is framed. The price reflects the framed piece. Unframed dimensions: 60 × 60 inches.

This piece is framed. The price reflects the framed piece. Unframed dimensions: 60 × 60 inches.

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Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts
Hunt Slonem
American, b. 1951
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Artist and collector Hunt Slonem is best known for huge Neo-Expressionist oil paintings of tropical birds based on his personal aviary. His lavishly colored canvases are populated with rows of birds rendered with thick brushstrokes. “I was influenced by Warhol's repetition of soup cans and Marilyn,” Slonem says. “But I'm more interested in doing it in the sense of prayer, with repetition... It's really a form of worship.” According to The New York Times art critic Roberta Smith, “This witty Formalist strategy meshes the creatures into the picture plane and sometimes nearly obliterates them as images, but it also suspends and shrouds them in a dim, atmospheric light that is quite beautiful.” Besides the birds, Slonem also paints repetitions of flowers, bunnies, butterflies, as well as portraits, particularly of Abraham Lincoln.

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About the work
Merritt Gallery
Baltimore, Chevy Chase, +1 more
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This piece is framed. The price reflects the framed piece. Unframed dimensions: 60 × 60 inches.

This piece is framed. The price reflects the framed piece. Unframed dimensions: 60 × 60 inches.

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Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts
Hunt Slonem
American, b. 1951
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Artist and collector Hunt Slonem is best known for huge Neo-Expressionist oil paintings of tropical birds based on his personal aviary. His lavishly colored canvases are populated with rows of birds rendered with thick brushstrokes. “I was influenced by Warhol's repetition of soup cans and Marilyn,” Slonem says. “But I'm more interested in doing it in the sense of prayer, with repetition... It's really a form of worship.” According to The New York Times art critic Roberta Smith, “This witty Formalist strategy meshes the creatures into the picture plane and sometimes nearly obliterates them as images, but it also suspends and shrouds them in a dim, atmospheric light that is quite beautiful.” Besides the birds, Slonem also paints repetitions of flowers, bunnies, butterflies, as well as portraits, particularly of Abraham Lincoln.

Hunt Slonem

Blue Diamond Palma, ca. 2019

Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust
61 1/2 × 61 1/2 in
156.2 × 156.2 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Baltimore, Chevy Chase, Haverford
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