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 rich 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. In a sense, Sultan is a second-generation Pop artist, with his interest in everyday objects explored through different mediums and moods. 

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

"Martini" is a chic example of Sultan's pared-down aesthetic. Featuring a perfect martini glass, Sultan accentuates its triangular brim by juxtaposing it with three plump olives that rest in the center of the cocktail. 

Sultan has received many honors and accolades over the course of his career, most recently receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Houston Fine Art Museum 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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USA, 1996


Signed and numbered by artist

From an edition of 70

20.5"H 16"W (work)

Very good condition.

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