Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 6

Hunt Slonem
"Gatekeeper: World of Folly" Hardcover Book

$75
$9521% Off

About

Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker well known for his exotic and eclectic works, featured in galleries the world over and in collections at the Guggenheim Museum, The Met, the Smithsonian, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. His homes in Louisiana and upstate New York have been featured in "The New York Times" and "Interview" magazine. "Gatekeeper: World of Folly" walks readers through the masterpiece, Colonel Louis Watres Armory, room-by room, object by object, filling us with the sense of wonder for which the artist is so well‑known. The Colonel Louis Watres Armory, built in 1900 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is Slonem’s latest project that showcases the artist’s novel take on interior design—matching vibrant, multicolor interiors with a bricolage of historically potent and rare items found from around the world. This system of “collectorating,” or collecting and decorating, has become Slonem’s trademark and can be found across the artist’s multiple historical properties around the country. Through the course of its century-old lifetime the 102,000-square-foot space has served not only as an armory, but a performance hall for Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff, a whistle-stop for campaigning presidents, and even briefly as a clinic.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Width: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Depth: 1.6 in. (4.07 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
    Neo-Expressionist
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Baltimore, MD
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FOLLY1stDibs: LU33927243642

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Baltimore, MD
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Hunt Slonem (Artist)

“I believe in repetition like a holy mantra or rosary,” neo-Expressionist painter Hunt Slonem (b. 1951) told Introspective, referring to his artistic method. “I am slightly influenced by Pop art, like the repetition of soup cans, postage stamps and celebrities. It’s something I have been doing my whole life.”


Slonem, who often depicts birds, rendered in thick, gestural brushstrokes and arranged in a loose grid, developed his fascination with tropical avian life during a childhood spent in Hawaii and Nicaragua. Today, his 30,000-square-foot studio in Brooklyn contains an aviary, along with a personal garden, a collection of antiques and walls and walls of artworks.


Besides birds, Slonem also paints bunnies — so many that they’ve become a signature. Limned in expressive, urgent strokes on flat, vibrantly colored backgrounds, these creatures fascinate through their subtle variations. “I have painted hundreds of rabbits, but each one is different,” the artist has explained. “Each has its own personality, and it just comes through me.”


The multitalented Slonem also sculpts, makes prints, creates installations and restores historic spaces. His work has achieved cult status among collectors and is represented in the permanent collections of such esteemed institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Slonem has even made an appearance on Real Housewives of New York.

About the Seller
4.8 / 5
Located in Baltimore, MD
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 1984
1stDibs seller since 2016
55 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller
  • By Hunt Slonem
    Located in Baltimore, MD
    This oil painting on wood by Hunt Slonem is framed in an antique frame with patina. The price reflects the frame...
    Category

    2010s Neo-Expressionist Portrait Paintings

    Materials

    Wood, Oil

    Abraham Lincoln
    H 23.5 in. W 19.5 in.
    Price Upon Request
  • By Hunt Slonem
    Located in Baltimore, MD
    This oil painting on canvas by Hunt Slonem is framed. The price reflects the framed piece. Unframed dimensions: ...
    Category

    2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

    Starry Night
    H 49.75 in. W 49.75 in.
    Price Upon Request
  • By Hunt Slonem
    Located in Baltimore, MD
    This oil painting on wood by Hunt Slonem is framed in an antique frame with patina. The price reflects the frame...
    Category

    2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

    Materials

    Oil, Board

    Branson
    H 20.5 in. W 18.5 in.
    Price Upon Request
  • By Hunt Slonem
    Located in Baltimore, MD
    This oil painting on wood by Hunt Slonem is framed in an antique frame with patina. The price reflects the frame...
    Category

    2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

    Materials

    Wood, Oil

    Tiger Lily
    H 34 in. W 28 in.
    Price Upon Request
  • By Hunt Slonem
    Located in Baltimore, MD
    This oil painting on wood by Hunt Slonem is framed in an antique frame with patina. The price reflects the frame...
    Category

    2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

    Materials

    Wood, Oil

    For Jackie O Yellow
    H 37.75 in. W 31.75 in.
    Price Upon Request
  • By Hunt Slonem
    Located in Baltimore, MD
    This oil on wood painting by Hunt Slonem is framed in an antique frame with patina. The price reflects the frame...
    Category

    2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

    Materials

    Wood, Oil

    Untitled
    H 14.5 in. W 12.5 in.
    Price Upon Request

You May Also Like

Pop Art
By Tyler Shields
Located in Greenwich, CT
All available sizes & editions for each size of this photograph: 18" x 18" Edition of 3 (1 copy remaining) 30" x 30" Sold Out 45" x 45" Edition of 3 (1 copy remaining) 59" x 59" Edit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary More Art

Materials

Paper, Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Pape...

Pop Art
Price Upon Request
Pop Art
By Tyler Shields
Located in Greenwich, CT
All available sizes & editions for each size of this photograph: 18" x 18" Edition of 3 (1 copy remaining) 30" x 30" Sold Out 45" x 45" Edition of 3 (1 copy remaining) 59" x 59" Edit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary More Art

Materials

Paper, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Digital, Archiv...

Pop Art
Price Upon Request
Pop Art
By Tyler Shields
Located in Greenwich, CT
All available sizes & editions for each size of this photograph: 18" x 18" Edition of 3 (1 copy remaining) 30" x 30" Sold Out 45" x 45" Edition of 3 (1 copy remaining) 59" x 59" Edit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary More Art

Materials

Digital, Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment, Paper, Archival Ink, Archiva...

Pop Art
Price Upon Request
Red GMC
By James Mannix
Located in East Hampton, NY
Vintage GMC hood/bonnet Can be printed onto metal. ask for pricing The Hamptons (Long Island, NY) Photography Edition of 10 UNFRAMED: Print to Order About the Artist: Short Biograp...
Category

2010s Expressionist More Art

Materials

Photographic Paper

Chapel at Versailles
By Karyn Mannix
Located in East Hampton, NY
Marie Antoinette Chapel at Versailles MATTE PHOTO PAPER Photograph About the artist: Karyn Mannix’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and has...
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Towards The Sea
By James Mannix
Located in East Hampton, NY
The Hamptons, Long Island NY Photography Edition of 10 UNFRAMED: Print to Order About the Artist: Short Biography in a Nutshell: A fun journey My first foray into the art world w...
Category

2010s Expressionist More Art

Materials

Photographic Paper

Further Lane (East Hampton)
By James Mannix
Located in East Hampton, NY
Further Lane Can be printed onto metal. ask for pricing The Hamptons (Long Island, NY) Photography Edition of 10 UNFRAMED: Print to Order About the Artist: Short Biography in a Nut...
Category

2010s Expressionist More Art

Materials

Photographic Paper

Bikers
By James Mannix
Located in East Hampton, NY
Old Truck Photography Edition of 10 UNFRAMED: Print to Order About the Artist: Short Biography in a Nutshell: A fun journey My first foray into the art world was receiving a summ...
Category

2010s Expressionist More Art

Materials

Photographic Paper

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery