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Artist sources antique frames for his paintings so the condition of frame is in line with period of manufacture as seen in photos
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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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
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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Totem Untitled, 2021

Oil on panel
65 1/2 × 41 1/2 × 2 in
166.4 × 105.4 × 5.1 cm
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Boston, Palm Beach, New York, Washington, Nantucket
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Medium
Condition
Artist sources antique frames for his paintings so the condition of frame is in line with period of manufacture as seen in photos
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, verso
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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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)

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