Brussel Sprouts by Hunt Slonem
Brussel Sprouts (237/250), 1980, Hunt Slonem
Hunt Slonem (b. 1951) is a 20th-century Neo-Expressionist, who is both a painter and lithographer. His career spans from the 1970s to the present-day. Most of his works are paintings (wet-on-wet and often cross-hatched) that feature his favorite subjects: birds, bunnies and butterflies. In his studio, the eclectic artist even keeps an aviary full of various birds and foliage. He has a long-term fascination with spirituality, often including Western saints and Hindu gods in his art. His biggest passion, however, is his love of nature and his works discuss the effects of deforestation. He is a well-loved artist around the world, and is highly collected by art museums, galleries and even by celebrities.
This original serigraph is one of his works from the 1980s. Although rather reserved for the artist, it is still bathed in warm, rich colors and is dominated by what he calls "exotic" objects. His love of birds is evident as a small red and yellow bird perches in the foreground. The small statue of an Egyptian funerary mask is yet another exploration of world spirituality. Brussel sprouts, pineapples, and a flower-patterned curtain adds yet another layer that intertwines nature and the soul. This still life is part of a series of serigraphs he created at this time that look like it might be a snapshot of a table in his own Louisiana plantation house, and reflects his fascination with art and the home.
- Onastasia Youssef
Plate size: 19.25" x 19.5"
Sheet size: 21.75" x 29.75"
Condition: In excellent condition