Hunt Slonem, ‘Three Doves’, 1980, Print, Screenprint in colors on wove paper, Heritage Auctions
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Hunt Slonem

Three Doves, 1980

Screenprint in colors on wove paper
30 × 22 in
76.2 × 55.9 cm
Edition 4/30
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Condition Report: Mild light and time staining verso; 2" horizontal crease to the upper right …

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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, ‘Three Doves’, 1980, Print, Screenprint in colors on wove paper, Heritage Auctions
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Condition Report: Mild light and time staining verso; 2" horizontal crease to the upper right extreme edge. Sheet is loose. Unframed.

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Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
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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

Three Doves, 1980

Screenprint in colors on wove paper
30 × 22 in
76.2 × 55.9 cm
Edition 4/30
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