Donald Sultan

Blue Poppies

Donald Sultan

Blue Poppies

Price: $18,000.00

Price excludes VAT


Painted aluminum on polished aluminum base
Edition Size:
62.0 x 61.0 x 7.6 cm (24.5 x 24.2 x 3.0 in)
Signed, dated and titled

Artwork Condition

Poor Fair Very Good Excellent Mint
This item was reviewed by our specialist team to determine its condition.

About the Artwork

"Blue Poppies" is a sculpture of painted aluminum on polished aluminum base, 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.

"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

Sultan has revisited and reinvented the still-life with images of lemons, poppies, playing cards, fruits and flowers, and other objects. Interested in contrast, he explores such dichotomies as beauty and roughness, nature and artificiality, and realism and abstraction. His floral bouquets, fruit still lifes and landscapes fill with an impressive monumentality the space.

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.

About the printing Technique


Innovations and developments in classical printing techniques have allowed artists to create limited Editions also in three dimensional shapes.