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Artist: Hunt Slonem Title: Untitled Medium: Oil on board Size: 25 3/8" x 18 3/8" (board); 29 1/2" x 22 1/2" (frame) Edition: Original Inscription: Signed and dated on back Year: 2017 Condition: Excellent Quality with no flaws Documentation: Gallery certificate of authenticity

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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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2021
HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking GlassNew River Fine Art
HUNT SLONEM: Coefficient ExpansionDiehl Gallery
The Fabulous World of Hunt SlonemGalerie Schimming
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Hunt Slonem Signed Original Gold Bunny Painting, 2017

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29 1/2 × 22 1/2 in
74.9 × 57.2 cm
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Modern Artifact

Artist: Hunt Slonem Title: Untitled Medium: Oil on board Size: 25 3/8" x 18 3/8" (board); …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Included

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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Selected exhibitions (3)
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