Donald Sultan


Donald Sultan


Price: $4,000.00

Framing not included


Silkscreen (Portfolio of 2)
Edition Size:
61.0 x 61.0 cm (24.0 x 24.0 in) each
Signed, dated, numbered, and titled

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About the Artwork

Blues, Sept 20 and Sept 24, 2008 is a portfolio of two prints 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.

"The images... are really about the architecture in the paintings; they seem so massive and strong and permanent but nothing is permanent."

Donald Sultan

Akin to Sultan’s paintings these works represent the deep blue poppies set 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. These silkscreen prints are with flocking on 4-ply museum board.

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


Silkscreen is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, the technique is also known as the screen print.