Donald Sultan

Mimosa, April 30, 2015

Donald Sultan

Mimosa, April 30, 2015

Price: $7,000.00

Framing not included


Edition Size:
129.5 x 152.4 cm (50.9 x 60.0 in)
Signed, dated, numbered and titled

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About the Artwork

Although Sultan artworks fit into the criteria of still life, the artist considers them first and foremost abstract. The largeness of Sultan’s compositions, in which huge pieces of fruit, flowers, and other objects dominate the canvas against a stark and unsettling background, overwhelm the viewer and generate emotions. The basic geometric and organic forms, which are both subtle and monumental, are weighty and give equal emphasis on both negative and positive areas.

“...heavy structure, holding fragile meaning with the ability to turn you off and turn you on at the same time.”

Donald Sultan

This print of flowing mimosa blossoms, that shows all the textural qualities that the artist excels at in his printmaking projects, is made with several layers of color silkscreen, some matte finish inks and some glossy. Mimosas depicts the flowering plant Mimosa, which is also called the sensitive plant or sleepy plant. Sultan, seems to have taken inspiration from the name with the dark black, chalky stems flowing down and covering most of the page and the clusters of white spots symbolizing the blossoms.

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.