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Hunt Slonem

Untitled, 2019

Oil on panel
48 × 48 in
121.9 × 121.9 cm
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Ketchum
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Gilman Contemporary
Ketchum
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Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct, colorful, …

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Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct, colorful, gestural, neo-expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds, as well as his large-scale sculptures and restorations of forgotten historic homes. Slonem’s works can be found in …

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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
Gilman Contemporary
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Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct, colorful, …

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Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct, colorful, gestural, neo-expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds, as well as his large-scale sculptures and restorations of forgotten historic homes. Slonem’s works can be found in …

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed on back
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not 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

Untitled, 2019

Oil on panel
48 × 48 in
121.9 × 121.9 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Ketchum
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