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Spotlight: Donald Sultan

American artist Donald Sultan (born 1951) is an acclaimed painter known for his large-scale paintings. His iconic abstract still lives featuring structural renderings of fruits, flowers, and other everyday objects. 
Since the 1980s Sultan has been at the forefront of contemporary art, producing singular paintings and sculptures with tools that are more common in the construction industry than in the art world such as tar, latex and rubber, among others.
His work has been exhibited worldwide at Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; National Galerie, Berlin and Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington to name a few.
Air Strike April 22, 1987 by Donald Sultan, Honolulu Museum of Art
Left: Courtesy of Donald Sultan studio

Four Poppies, 2018, Color Silkscreen with Enamel Inks, Flocking, and Tar-like Texture on 2-Ply Museum Board, 200 x 200 cm, 80 x 80 in, Edition 2/40

Corten Poppies, 96 inch installed

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“Artists don’t compare themselves to each other based on money. Nobody really knows what money other artists have.

They don’t care that much. The measure is the work and how you think your work is perceived. How the museums are. How you are doing”.

Donald Sultan

Lantern Flowers, Black and White, 2017, Silkscreen in Colors with Enamel Inks and Tar-Like Texture on 2-ply Museum Board, 80 x 80 cm, Ed. 37 of 50

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Lantern Flowers, Red and White, 2017, Silkscreen in Colors with Enamel Inks and Tar-Like Texture on 2-ply Museum Board, 80 x 80 cm, Ed. 37 of 50

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More of Donald Sultan: Artist’s page and Pinterest board