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Hunt Slonem, "Anaconda," Screenprint, 1980
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. He is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter often...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Hunt Slonem, "Armoire," Serigraph, 1980
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Pillow Jungle, Serigraph by Hunt Slonem 1980
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Hunt Slonem, "Three Goddesses and a Fallen God," Serigraph, circa 1980
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Purple Couch, Screenprint by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Purple Couch Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 250, HC Image Size: 24 x 26.5 inches Size: 26 ...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Ocelot, Serigraph by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Ocelot Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Image Size: 27.5 x 24 inches Size: 31 in. x 26.5 in. (78.7...
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1980s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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Spell III, Framed Silkscreen by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Spell III by Hunt Slonem, American (1951) Date: 1980 Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition of 250, (AP 21) Image Size: 19 x 23.5 inches Size: 22 in. x 30 in. (55.88 cm x...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Three Deer, Pop Art Screenprint by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Three Deer Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Image Size: 24 x 32 inches Size: 26 in. x ...
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1980s Pop Art Animal Prints

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Ebu, Silkscreen by Hunt Slonem, 1981
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Tribute, Pop Art Serigraph by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Tribute Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Image Size: 22 x 25 inches Size: 26 in. x 29....
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Pocahontas Pillow, Pop Art Serigraph by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Pocahontas Pillow Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Size: 26 x 29 inches
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Purple Spell, Pop Art Serigraph by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Purple Spell Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 29 Size: 22 x 30 inches
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Double Decoy II, by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Double Decoy II Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP Image Size: 19.5 x 23 inches Size: ...
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1970s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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Shell Ginger, Pop Art Serigraph by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Shell Ginger Year: Circa 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 175, AP 30 Image Size: 25 x 20 inches Siz...
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Three Stars, Pop Art Serigraph by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Three Stars Year: 1980 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Image Size: 19 x 19 inches Size: 22 in....
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Still Life, Pop Art Serigraph by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Still Life Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 25 Image Size: 26 x 19 inches Size: 30 in. x ...
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Spell III, Pop Art Serigraph by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Spell III Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Image Size: 19 x 23.5 inches Size: 22 in. x 30 in. (55.88 c...
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Pocahontas Pillow II, Pop Art Serigraph by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Pocahontas Pillow II Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Size: 26 x 29 inches
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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"Shell Ginger," Color Serigraph Still Life signed by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Shell Ginger" is an original color serigraph by Hunt Slonem. The artist signed the piece in the lower right, titled it lower center, and wrote the edition number (A.P. 16/30) in the...
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1980s Still-life Prints

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"Lobster," Original Color Still Life Serigraph signed by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Lobster" is an original color serigraph by Hunt Slonem. The artist signed and dated the piece lower right, wrote the title lower center, and the edition number (AP/2) in the lower l...
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1980s Neo-Expressionist Still-life Prints

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Brussels Sprouts, Pop Art Screenprint by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Brussels Sprouts Year: Circa 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 250, AP Image Size: 19 x 19.5 in...
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1980s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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"Anthunium," Original Color Serigraph Colorful Still Life signed by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Anthunium" is an original color serigraph by Hunt Slonem. The artist signed and dated the piece in the lower right and wrote the edition number, AP 3/30, in the lower left. This pie...
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1980s Still-life Prints

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My Parents
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: My Parents Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Image Size: 24 x 30 inches Size: 26 in. x 3...
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1980s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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Stuffed Pheasant
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Stuffed Pheasant Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 24 Image Size: 19 x 22 inches Size: 22 ...
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Managua #1
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Managua #1 Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Image Size: 22 x 25 inches Size: 26 ...
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1970s Contemporary Animal Prints

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  • Managua #1
  • Managua #1
H 26 in. W 28 in. D .1 in.
Managua #1
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Managua #1 Year: 1980 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Image Size: 22 x 25 inches Size: 26 in. ...
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1970s Contemporary Animal Prints

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  • Managua #1
  • Managua #1
H 26 in. W 28 in. D .1 in.
Chez
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Chez Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Image Size: 22 x 29 inches Size: 26 in. x 30 in....
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1970s Contemporary Interior Prints

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  • Chez
  • Chez
H 26 in. W 30 in.
Curtains
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Curtains Year: 1981 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: HC 10 Image Size: 22 x 26.5 inches Size: 26 ...
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1980s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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  • Curtains
  • Curtains
H 26 in. W 29.5 in.
Anaconda II
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Anaconda II Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 22 Image Size: 26.5 x 18 inches Size: 30 in....
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1970s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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Horns Of Plenty
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Horns Of Plenty Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Image Size: 24 x 23.5 inches Size: 28...
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1970s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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Pillow Painting, Serigraph by Hunt Slonem 1980
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Three Deer, Pop Art Screenprint by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Three Deer Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Image Size: 24 x 32 inches Size: 26 in. x ...
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1980s Pop Art Animal Prints

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Lobster
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem Title: Lobster Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 250; AP 30 Paper Size: 25 x 26 inches
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1980s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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  • Lobster
  • Lobster
H 25 in. W 26 in.
Tortoise, Pop Art Serigraph by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Tortoise Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 40 Image Size: 19.5 x 19.5 inches Size: 22 in....
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Kite
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Kite Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Image Size: 27.5 x 13.5 inches Size: 30 in. x 22...
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1980s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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Kite
H 30 in. W 22 in.
Crystal Ball
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Crystal Ball Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 250, AP 28 Image Size: 19 x 19 inches Size...
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1970s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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Hunt Slonem, "Lobster," Serigraph, 1980
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Hunt Slonem, "Lantern," Serigraph, 1980
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Hunt Slonem, "Lantern," Serigraph, 1980
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Hunt Slonem, "Pillow Painting," Serigraph, 1980
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Hunt Slonem, "Pillow Jungle," Serigraph, 1980
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Pillow Jungle, Serigraph by Hunt Slonem 1980
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Screen

Hunt Slonem, "Three Stars, 1980," Pop Art Screenprint
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951) Three Stars, 1980 Silkscreen in colors on Arches paper 22 x 30 inches Edition 3/250 Signed and dated in pencil on the lower right A vibrant serigraph...
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1980s Contemporary Animal Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Screen

Hunt Slonem-Crystal Ball-22" x 33"-Serigraph-1980-Pop Art
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Numbered 185 of 250 in pencil and Hand Signed by the artist.
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20th Century Prints and Multiples

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Hunt Slonem, "Ebu," Serigraph, 1981
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Hunt Slonem, "Ebu," Serigraph, 1981
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Purple Couch, Screenprint by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Purple Couch Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: HC Image Size: 24 x 26.5 inches Size: 26 in. x...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Hunt Slonem, "Chair Duet," Serigraph, 1981
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Tortoise, Pop Art Serigraph by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Tortoise Year: 1980 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Image Size: 19.5 x 19.5 inches Size: 22 in...
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Three Deer, Pop Art Screenprint by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Purple Couch Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: HC Image Size: 24 x 26.5 inches Size: 26 in. x...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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"Anaconda II," a Original Color Serigraph signed by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Anaconda II" is an original color serigraph signed in the lower center by the artist Hunt Slonem. This is from an edition of 3. 26 3/4" x 18 1/4" image 29 3/4" x 21 3/4" paper 34 ...
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1980s Contemporary Animal Prints

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Double Decoy II, by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Double Decoy II Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP Image Size: 19.5 x 23 inches Size: ...
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1970s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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Three Stars, Pop Art Serigraph by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Three Stars Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 16 Image Size: 19 x 19 inches Size: 22 in. x...
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Double Decoy II, by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Double Decoy II Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP Image Size: 19.5 x 23 inches Size: ...
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1970s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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Chair Duet, Silkscreen by Hunt Slonem, 1981
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
This serigraph was created by contemporary American artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and bright tropical palette, and his subject matter o...
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1980s Contemporary Interior Prints

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Shell Ginger, Pop Art Serigraph by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Hunt Slonem, American (1951 - ) Title: Shell Ginger Year: Circa 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 30 Image Size: 25 x 20 inches Size: 3...
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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"Still Life," an Original Color Serigraph signed by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Still Life" is an original color serigraph signed and dated in the lower right by the artist Hunt Slonem. This is edition 13/30. 26 1/4" x 19 1/2" image 29 3/4" x 21 7/8" paper 36...
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1980s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Hunt Slonem, "Spell III, 1981," Pop Art Screenprint
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951) Spell III, 1980 Silkscreen in colors on Arches paper 22 x 30 inches Edition 22/250 Signed and dated in pencil on lower right A vibrant print by an A...
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1980s Contemporary Animal Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Screen

'Tribute' original artist's proof serigraph signed by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The present serigraph is an vibrant example of Hunt Slonem's early printmaking output. In the still life are prized treasures that reflect his childhood: pillows patterned with flora...
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1980s Neo-Expressionist Still-life Prints

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"Crystal Ball," Original Still-life Serigraph signed by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Crystal Ball" is an original color serigraph, signed in the lower right corner. The piece is a still-life with saturated color. The pieces rest on a surface that is covered in a red...
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1980s Still-life Prints

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Paper, Color

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1980s Hunt Slonem Prints For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of 1980s hunt slonem prints available on 1stDibs. Finding the ideal Contemporary or Pop Art examples of these works for your living room, whether you’re looking for small- or large-size pieces, is no easy task — start by shopping our selection today. 1980s hunt slonem prints available on 1stDibs span a range of colors that includes beige, blue, orange, brown and more. Frequently made by artists working in screen print, paper and ink, all of these available pieces are unique and have attracted attention over the years. If space is limited, there are small 1980s hunt slonem prints measuring 22 across, while our inventory also includes pieces up to 34 inches across to better suit those in the market for large iterations.

How Much are 1980s Hunt Slonem Prints?

1980s hunt slonem prints can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $750, while the lowest priced sells for $350 and the highest can go for as much as $2,250.

Hunt Slonem Biography and Important Works

“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.

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Finding the Right Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

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