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Hunt Slonem
"Gatekeeper: World of Folly" Hardcover Book

$95

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
    Hunt Slonem (1951, American)
  • 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: LU33928163112

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About the Artist

Hunt Slonem

“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.Browse Hunt Slonem paintings, prints and other works on 1stDibs.
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