Donald Sultan

Big Red Lantern Flowers, April 16, 2014

Donald Sultan

Big Red Lantern Flowers, April 16, 2014

Price: $75,000.00


Painted Aluminum Sculpture
Edition Size:
149.9 x 167.0 x 27.9 cm (59.0 x 65.7 x 10.9 in)
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About the Artwork

Donald Sultan’s works appear simple, yet are powerful pieces that contain layers of complexity. His still life sculptures are filled with rich iconography—provocative objects, like bulbous fruits and flowers, with textures and space that seem almost understated but have a boldness that can’t be ignored. Although primarily classified as a still lifes, Sultan maintains that his works are first and foremost abstract.

"My paintings are not really so much about walnuts (or lemons, etc.) as they are about working on the image, making it look like the thing so much that it's abstracted."

Donald Sultan

The Lantern Flower Series are a fine example of the power of Sultan’s work, as they posses a feeling of strength, although the subject is a delicate flower. Sultan’s Lantern Flower sculptures make use of the artist’s love of industrial design and still life and the elegance and movement of flowers. Each piece is made of painted aluminum on a polished aluminum base.

About the Artist


Donald Sultan (born 1951, Asheville, US) is a distinguished painter, sculptor, and printmaker, who rose to prominence in the late 1970s as part of the “New Image” movement. He is best known for the use of abstracted, geometric black forms against organic areas of bright color.

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