Hunt Slonem, ‘Original signed & inscribed drawing’, ca. 2012, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Hunt Slonem, ‘Original signed & inscribed drawing’, ca. 2012, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Hunt Slonem, ‘Original signed & inscribed drawing’, ca. 2012, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Hunt Slonem, ‘Original signed & inscribed drawing’, ca. 2012, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Hunt Slonem, ‘Original signed & inscribed drawing’, ca. 2012, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Hunt Slonem, ‘Original signed & inscribed drawing’, ca. 2012, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Hunt Slonem, ‘Original signed & inscribed drawing’, ca. 2012, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV

Original full page drawing done in black marker of a bird beak dedicated to "Heidi and Alan", and hand signed by Hunt Slonem. This drawing was done on the first front end page, adjacent to the title page of the stunning, lavishly illustrated 2011 hardback monograph "The Worlds of Hunt Slonem." Accompanied by a COA from Alpha 137 Gallery. Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed.
More details about the lavish hardback book with illustrated jacket and stunning color plates, that holds this drawing:
The Worlds of Hunt Slonem investigates the life and work of this fascinating American artist. Once the enfant terrible of New York’s art world, Hunt Slonem (b. 1951) depicts both natural subjects—birds and butterflies—and portraits—voodoo saints and Abraham Lincoln–in his jubilant, singular paintings. Using multiplicity as a governing principle, Slonem has created a body of work as inimitable—and wildly colorful—as it is recognizable. This in-depth monograph, which spans Slonem’s boyhood in Hawaii to his training at Tulane University and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture to his life today, split between New York and New Orleans, features more than 600 vibrant illustrations. Dominique Nahas delves deep beneath the decorative surface of Slonem’s work to reveal what informs and influences this original and enigmatic artist.
Praise for The Worlds of Hunt Slonem:
"The Worlds of Hunt Slonem [is] an eye-popping survey of more than 600 illustrations by the legendary style setter." -Houston Chronicle
--Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Signature: Boldly inscribed to Heidi and Alan and hand signed by the artist

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