Donald Sultan

Yellow Mimosa, July 23, 2015

Donald Sultan

Yellow Mimosa, July 23, 2015

Price: $6,000.00

Framing not included


Edition Size:
81.3 x 114.3 cm (32.2 x 45.5 in)
Signed, dated, numbered

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About the Artwork

Sultan’s work incorporates basic geometric and organic forms with a formal purity that is both subtle and monumental. His images are weighty, with equal emphasis on both negative and positive areas. His powerfully sensual, fleshy object representations are rendered through a labor-intensive and unique method.

"The image in the front is very fragile, but it conveys the loaded meaning of everything that is contained in the painting."

Donald Sultan

This print of flowing yellow 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.