Donald Sultan

Lantern Flowers White, Feb 16, 2012

Donald Sultan

Lantern Flowers White, Feb 16, 2012

Price: $12,000.00

Framing not included


Edition Size:
107 x 197,5 cm (43 x 77 in)
Signed, numbered and dated

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About the Artwork

Donald Sultan’s monumental still life paintings are filled with a rich iconography that merges provocative objects, like bulbous fruits and flowers, set against a stark black or white background. These works incorporate basic geometric and organic forms with a formal purity that is both subtle and imposing, reducing them to their most generic schematization. Indeed, although generally classified as a still lifes, the artist has always maintained that his works are primarily 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."


This colour silkscreen with enamel inks and-tar-like texture on 4-ply museum board represents ephemeral shapes of white flowers gracefully combined against a black background – the perfect manifestation of the synthesis between the natural and abstract typical of Sultan´s works.

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.