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Hunt Slonem

Orange Abe, 2017

Oil on wood
25 7/8 × 21 1/2 in
65.7 × 54.6 cm
This is a unique work.
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Serge Sorokko Gallery
San Francisco
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Please note that the image dimensions of the painting are 20" x 16" and the framed …

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Please note that the image dimensions of the painting are 20" x 16" and the framed dimensions are 25 7/8" x 21 1/2".

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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.

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About the work
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Serge Sorokko Gallery
San Francisco
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Please note that the image dimensions of the painting are 20" x 16" and the framed …

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Please note that the image dimensions of the painting are 20" x 16" and the framed dimensions are 25 7/8" x 21 1/2".

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed on verso
Frame
Included
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

Orange Abe, 2017

Oil on wood
25 7/8 × 21 1/2 in
65.7 × 54.6 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
San Francisco
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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