Hunt Slonem, ‘Untitled, Bunnies on Tuscany Yellow’, 2018, Painting, Oil on Canvas, Dawson Cole Fine Art
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Hunt Slonem

Untitled, Bunnies on Tuscany Yellow, 2018

Oil on Canvas
16 × 16 in
40.6 × 40.6 cm
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Laguna Beach, Palm Desert
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Dawson Cole Fine Art
Laguna Beach, Palm Desert

A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Bunnies. This piece depicts a …

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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, ‘Untitled, Bunnies on Tuscany Yellow’, 2018, Painting, Oil on Canvas, Dawson Cole Fine Art
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Laguna Beach, Palm Desert

A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Bunnies. This piece depicts a gestural figure of two black bunnies on a yellow background with thick use of paint. It is housed in a wonderful antique early 20th Century frame. Inspired by nature and a genuine love for animals, Slonem's paintings …

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The piece is signed and dated on verso.
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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

Untitled, Bunnies on Tuscany Yellow, 2018

Oil on Canvas
16 × 16 in
40.6 × 40.6 cm
.
Sold
Location
Laguna Beach, Palm Desert
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