Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 2

Hunt Slonem
Hunt Slonem "Doves and Guardians" Blue Doves

2009

$130,000

About

Hunt Slonem "Doves and Guardians" Blue Doves Blue doves on guardian background Unframed: 90 x 96 inches Hunt Slonem is a well-renowned American artist known for his neo-expressionist paintings of butterflies, rabbits, and tropical birds. The artist creates exotic forms with expressive and highly textural brushstrokes that are full of intense color. His compositions often consist of flat spaces with simple forms pushed to the front of the picture plane. His work tends to embrace the ephemeral beauty of nature, a characteristic that brings a nurturing, spiritual effect to his painting suggesting metamorphosis, repose, and a sensation of touching the illimitable. In addition, Slonem works with installations, sculpture, and the restoration of historic spaces, often pairing his paintings with collected objects and various materials to create colorfully monumental environments that are widely noted for their otherworldliness.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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 the Artist

Hunt Slonem

“I believe in repetition like a holy mantra or rosary,” neo-Expressionist painter Hunt Slonem 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.

About the Seller
5.0
Located in Houston, TX
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 2010
1stDibs seller since 2018
176 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 to 2 days
More From This Seller
  • Hunt Slonem "Hutch Kaleidoscope Fratilery" Butterflies On Metallic Silver Swirl
    By Hunt Slonem
    Located in Houston, TX
    Hunt Slonem "Hutch Kaleidoscope Fratilery" Butterflies On Metallic Silver Swirl Black outline white butterflies on metallic silver, purple, pink, and blue swirl Unframed: 48 x 48 in...
    Category

    2010s Neo-Expressionist Abstract Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • Hunt Slonem "Line Dance" White Butterflies on Multi Color Swirl
    By Hunt Slonem
    Located in Houston, TX
    Hunt Slonem "Line Dance" White Butterflies on Multi Color Swirl White butterflies with black outlines on metallic silver, gold, yellow, green, and orange swirl background Unframed: ...
    Category

    2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • Hunt Slonem "Totem Butterflies" White Butterflies Pink Metallic Swirls
    By Hunt Slonem
    Located in Houston, TX
    Hunt Slonem "Totem Butterflies" White Butterflies Pink Metallic Swirls Black outline white butterflies on pink, metallic, and silver multicolor swirls Unframed: 72 x 84 inches Hunt...
    Category

    2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

    Materials

    Oil, Canvas

  • Hunt Slonem "Totem Hutch Pasture" Bunnies On Metallic Green Blue And Pink Swirl
    By Hunt Slonem
    Located in Houston, TX
    Hunt Slonem "Totem Hutch Pasture" Bunnies On Metallic Green Blue And Pink Swirl Black outline bunnies on metallic silver, gold, green, blue, and pink swirl Unframed: 48 x 48 inches ...
    Category

    2010s Neo-Expressionist Abstract Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • Hunt Slonem "La Fouche" Blue And White Butterflies On Gold Metallic
    By Hunt Slonem
    Located in Houston, TX
    Hunt Slonem "La Fouche" Blue And White Butterflies On Gold Metallic Blue and white butterflies on gold metallic checkered surface with scoring. Unframed: 93 x 133 inches Hunt Slone...
    Category

    2010s Neo-Expressionist Abstract Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • Hunt Slonem "Ascension In Blue Tuesday" Black Outline White Butterflies Metallic
    By Hunt Slonem
    Located in Houston, TX
    Hunt Slonem "Ascension In Blue Tuesday" Black Outline White Butterflies Metallic Black outline white butterflies on a metallic silver scored background Unframed: 48 x 36 inches Hun...
    Category

    2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

You May Also Like

Untitled (Bunny Paintiing) ATC691
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
This whimsical and sophisticated painting was realized by the esteemed contemporary painter, Hunt Slonem in 2016. It presents a stylized rabbit in profile, rendered with loose and ex...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Emerald City" White Bunnies on Emerald Color Background with Diamond Dust
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A stunning composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Bunnies. This piece depicts gestural figures of Bunnies against a multicolored background. Slonem traces these bunnies...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Glass, Resin, Canvas, Oil

"Silverado" White and Blue Butterflies with Silver Background Painting on Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Butterflies. This piece depicts delicate butterflies in ascension placed in a wonderful silver landscape. Slonem trac...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Minton" Colorful Butterflies on Turquoise Background with Scoring Oil on Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Butterflies. This piece depicts Butterflies in ascension placed in a wonderful turquoise blue landscape. Slonem trace...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"White Diamond Dust The Big Move" Black & White Bunnies Oil on Canvas Painting
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Bunnies. This piece depicts gestural figures of Bunnies against a white background with Diamond Dust. The color white...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Glass, Resin

"Chinensis The Visit" Multicolored Bunnies Gold & Silver Background Oil Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Bunnies. This piece depicts gestural figures of Multicolored bunnies on a metallic gold surface with silver. Slonem t...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Untitled (0673)
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
This whimsical and sophisticated painting was realized by the esteemed contemporary painter, Hunt Slonem in 2016. It presents a stylized rabbit in profile, rendered with loose and ex...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Blue Bonnie" Ultramarine Blue Oil Painting with Diamond Dust Bunnies on Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Bunnies. This piece depicts gestural figures of white bunnies on an Ultramarine blue background with thick use of pai...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Resin, Acrylic, Canvas, Glass, Oil

"Scored Hutch (Golden)" Black Bunnies on Red and Gold Background Oil on Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Bunnies. This piece depicts gestural figures of Black bunnies on a metallic gold surface with red undertones. Slonem ...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Black Diamond (Dust 7)" Monochrome on Diamond Dust Bunnies Oil on Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Bunnies. This piece depicts gestural figures of Bunnies against black diamond dust. Slonem traces these bunnies with ...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery