Donald Sultan

Red Poppies

Donald Sultan

Red Poppies

Price: $20,000.00


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

"Red 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.

"Most of my ideas were to put imagery back into abstract painting. Some of the ones that look the most abstract are actually the most realistic."

Donald Sultan

"Big Poppies" well represents the Sultan's emblematic artistic signature. The image reveals one of the key features of Sultan’s work - the material juxtaposition- the contrast of a weighty background with ethereal shapes of the flowers. Sultan emphasizes the distinct qualities of the various elements: the surface and the support, which is then projected forward so that the viewer is conscious of its artificiality

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.