Donald Sultan

Lantern Flowers, Feb 18, 2012

Donald Sultan

Lantern Flowers, Feb 18, 2012

Price: $10,000.00

Framing not included


Edition Size:
104.1 × 195.6 cm (40.9 x 77.0 in)
Signed, dated, numbered and titled

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About the Artwork

Donald Sultan’s large-scale still life paintings are filled with rich iconography that merges from provocative objects, like bulbous fruits and flowers, set against a either stark, unsettling black or white backgrounds. 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

Sultan's work incorporates basic geometric and organic forms, familiar images, with a formal purity that is both subtle and monumental, reducing them to their most generic schematization. This color screenprint with enamel inks and-tar-like texture on 2-ply museum board representing the ephemeral shape of flowers gracefully combined manifests the synthesis of the natural and abstract typical to Sultan´s work.

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.