Horns of Plenty I by Hunt Slonem
Horns of Plenty I (123/175), 1981, 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 the image at first appears chaotic, a closer look reveals multiple floral patterns per Slonem's interest in repetition and reflection in nature. Horns of Plenty is composed of warm, rich colors and what he calls "exotic" objects. A toucan presides over the scene that is also decorated by the face of a Native American woman, the horns of bull and the head of a deer. It encourages the viewer to reflect upon our perspective of the world and to embrace a new mode of spirituality.
- Onastasia Youssef
Plate size: 24" x 24"
Sheet size: 27" x 26"
Condition: In excellent condition