Hunt Slonem, ‘Crystal Ball’, 1980, ArtWise
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Hunt Slonem

Crystal Ball, 1980

Silkscreen
22 × 33 in
55.9 × 83.8 cm
Edition of 250
.
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Location
Brooklyn
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ArtWise
Brooklyn

Numbered 185 of 250 in pencil and Hand Signed by the artist.

Medium
Condition
A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Numbered 185 of 250 in pencil and Hand Signed by the artist.
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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, ‘Crystal Ball’, 1980, ArtWise
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About the work
ArtWise
Brooklyn

Numbered 185 of 250 in pencil and Hand Signed by the artist.

Medium
Condition
A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Numbered 185 of 250 in pencil and Hand Signed by the artist.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Hunt Slonem
American, b. 1951
Follow

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

Crystal Ball, 1980

Silkscreen
22 × 33 in
55.9 × 83.8 cm
Edition of 250
.
Sold
Location
Brooklyn
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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