Donald Sultan


Donald Sultan (b. 1951) is a prolific American painter, sculptor, and printmaker best known for his unconventional use and application of industrial materials such as tar, aluminum, and enamel. 

Sultan's work is invariably imbued with contradictory elements. Rough, weighted materials are layered in rich applications, a contrary approach to the supple imagery of flowers, fruits, and everyday objects represented throughout his oeuvre.  

Executed in bold, geometric shapes and a typically monochromatic palette, Sultan reduces his subjects to their essence in both color and form. His simplistic approach celebrates the ethos of the subject, resulting in an atmospheric quality that ranges from playful and optimistic to ominous and catastrophic. 

"Orange Flowers" is a cheerful example of Sultan's flowers. Bright, tangerine flowers explode across the page. Despite their sporadic arrangement, the monochromatic petals all seem to face the same direction, highlighting their geometric quality while offering an unexpected sense of order to the light-hearted composition.

Sultan has received many honors and accolades over the course of his career, most recently receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Houston Fine Art in 2011. Today, Sultan's work is celebrated in over 50 permanent collections around the world including the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate Modern (London), and the National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo).

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"Orange Flowers"

USA, 1996


Signed and numbered by artist

From an edition of 100

11.5"H 8"W (image)

18"H 13"W (sheet)

23.75"H 18"W (framed)

Very good condition

Published by the Paris Review, New York

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