Hunt Slonem, ‘Lucky Charm 4’, 2016, Stewart & Stewart

Hunt Slonem prepared a watercolor maquette that served as the principle image for this specific fine print edition. After the maquette was completed, it was digitally captured and underwent extensive digital articulation to serve the artist's intentions and advance his oeuvre. After approval, the digital file was used to create thirteen archival pigment prints on Entrada Rag Natural 290 (100% cotton) paper. This is Hunt Slonem's fourth, full color Lucky Charm fine print edition in a series started in 1997 with his first Lucky Charm screenprints. This edition is among the artist's first fine print editions using archival pigment printing exclusively.

Signature: Titled, numbered, signed and dated in pencil by the artist below the image in the paper margin.

Image rights: Photograph © 2016

Publisher: Stewart & Stewart

2016 publication of Stewart & Stewart

About Hunt Slonem

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.

American, b. 1951, Kittery, Maine, United States, based in New York, NY, United States