Price excludes VAT
Framing not included
- Silkscreen (Portfolio of 3)
- Edition Size:
- 153.0 x 153.0 cm (60.2 x 60.2 in)
- Signed, dated, numbered and titled
About the Artwork
Big Poppies is s a portfolio of three prints, Big Red, Sept 14, 2014, Big Blue, Sept 14, 2014 and Big Yellow, Sept 14, 2014 belonging to Sultan’s famous Flower series. The artist is credited for the revival of the still life tradition where the image is deconstructed to the basic elements, thus Sultan’s work remains both abstract and representational.
"Most of my ideas were to put imagery back into abstract painting. Some of the ones that look the most abstract are actually the most realistic."
Big Poppies are color silkscreens with enamel inks and tar-like texture on 4-ply museum board, they represent Sultan's emblematic poppies rendered against black background. The images reveal one of the key features of Sultan’s work - the material juxtaposition- the contrast of a weighty background with ethereal shapes of the flowers. The printing technique translates the Sultan’s original paintings’ texture: linoleum, tar, flocking, plaster, tile, wood.