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Donald Sultan Art

American, b. 1951

Donald Sultan is a distinguished painter, sculptor, and printmaker who rose to prominence in the late 1970s as part of the “New Image” movement in New York City.

Sultan has a unique artistic method and innovative approach to traditional subject matter. Known as Abstract Representation, Sultan’s paintings, prints and other art are characterized by the use of geometric black forms set against organic areas of bright color, thus bringing an abstract sensibility to his iconographic images of still life. Throughout his career he has revisited and reinvented still life, using images of lemons, poppies, playing cards, fruits, flowers, and other objects. Sultan’s lemons, a recurrent theme in his artworks, have in fact become an iconic image all over the world.

“All of the images of those dark pictures are really about the architecture in the paintings; they seem so massive and strong and permanent, but nothing is permanent,” Sultan has said. “The image in the front is very fragile, but it conveys the loaded meaning of everything that is contained in the painting.”

Sultan is considered to be at the forefront of contemporary art. Although his paintings are often classified as landscapes and still lifes, Sultan states that they are first and foremost abstracts. Besides paintings, drawings, and sculptures, he has created many editions. Sultan’s prints are unique: he uses specific materials like “flocking” to create expressive and powerful prints that are reminiscent of his forceful paintings. Since his first solo exhibition in 1977, Sultan’s artistic career has progressed rapidly; his works are part of the most prominent public and private collections to be found across the globe.

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(Biography provided by Weng Contemporary — ArtXX AG)

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Artist: Donald Sultan
Aqua Poppies
By Donald Sultan
Located in Calabasas, CA
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Aqua Poppies Year: 2021 Medium: Painted aluminum on polished aluminum base Edition: 25; signature, title, date, and edition number incised on base (in or...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Mixed Media

Two Dogs Pass, Large Four Part Abstract Painting by Donald Sultan 1988
By Donald Sultan
Located in Long Island City, NY
A monumental unique painting in four 48 x 48 inch panels by Donald Sultan. Artist: Donald Sultan, American (1951 - ) Title: Two Dog Pass Year: January 12th, 1988 Medium: Tar and L...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Donald Sultan Art

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Latex, Wood, Tar

Visual Poetics
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Visual Poetics Portfolio: Visual Poetics Medium: Screenprint Date: 1998 Edition: 170/395 Frame Size: 19 1/4" x 19 1/4" Sheet Size: 16 1/4" x 16 1/4" Sign...
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1990s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Black Tulips and Vase, April 5 - Contemporary, 21st Century, Sculpture, Black
By Donald Sultan
Located in Zug, CH
Belonging to the famous Flower series, this sculpture is an abstract reinterpretation of still life tradition. Donald Sultan, Black Tulips and Vase, April 5 Black Tulips and Vase, A...
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Steel

Five Lemons A Pear and Egg 1994 Signed Limited Edition Screen Print
By Donald Sultan
Located in Rochester Hills, MI
Five Lemons A Pear and Egg : Fruits and Flowers Suite 1994 Print - Screen Print Paper size 22.75'' x 21.75'' inches Image size 12" x 12" inches Edition: signed in pencil, titled, d...
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1990s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Acanthus 1992 Signed Limited Edition Screen Print
By Donald Sultan
Located in Rochester Hills, MI
Acanthus Print - Screen Print Paper size 22.75'' x 21.75'' inches Image size 12" x 12" inches Edition: signed in pencil, titled, dated and marked 38/125 Donald Sultan The work of...
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1990s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Serious Fun at Lincoln Center, signed inscribed orange tree lithographic poster
By Donald Sultan
Located in New York, NY
Donald Sultan Serious Fun! at Lincoln Center (Hand Signed, dated and inscribed by Donald Sultan), 1993 Lithographic Poster on heavy wove paper. (hand signed, dated & inscribed) 36 × 24 1/4 in 91.4 × 61.6 cm Signed, dated 2016 and inscribed on lower right front. Inscription reads as follows: For Kevin New York 2016 Published by Vera List Program, Lincoln Center This large, striking limited edition lithographic poster on heavy wove (lithographic) paper was printed in 1993 by the Vera List print program to raise funds for Lincoln Center. The edition is typically unsigned; however, this work is, exceptionally, boldly signed and inscribed in black marker by Donald Sultan in 2016 for the present owner. The inscription reads as follows: For Kevin New York 2016 Donald Sultan signed...
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1990s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Felt Pen, Lithograph, Offset

Black Poppies, Sept 7, 2022 (Ed: 23/50)
By Donald Sultan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Donald Sultan is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker. He is particularly well-known for large-scale still life paintings, and one of the first to employ a wide range of ind...
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2010s Abstract Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Yellow Poppies, Aug. 17, 2022
By Donald Sultan
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Sultan, Donald Title: Yellow Poppies, Aug. 17,2022 Date: 2022 Medium: color silkscreen with enamel inks and flocking on 2-ply museum board Unframed Dimensions: 30" x 30"...
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Mimosas, October 2, 2006
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairfield, CT
Donald Sultan (b. 1951) is an important painter, sculptor, and printmaker, who rose to prominence in the late 1970s as part of the “New Image” movement. He’s known for his monumental...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Six Yellow Poppies, 2021
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairfield, CT
Color silkscreen with enamel inks, flocking, and over printed flocking on Somerset 500 gsm Satin Radiant White with deckle edges. Edition of 60
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Ink, Satin Paper

Six Red Poppies, 2021
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairfield, CT
Color silkscreen with enamel inks, flocking, and over printed flocking on Somerset 500 gsm Satin Radiant White with deckle edges. Edition of 60
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Ink, Satin Paper

Six Black Poppies, 2021
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairfield, CT
Color silkscreen with enamel inks, flocking, and over printed flocking on Somerset 500 gsm Satin Radiant White with deckle edges. Edition of 60
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Ink, Satin Paper

Six Green Poppies, 2021
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairfield, CT
Color silkscreen with enamel inks, flocking, and over printed flocking on Somerset 500 gsm Satin Radiant White with deckle edges. Edition of 60
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Ink, Satin Paper

Cypresses
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Cypresses Reductive color woodcut in colors, black, green & brown, 1982 Unsigned From: Tramp Picture series "The printer was Claude Jinchat at Imprimerie Arnéra, Vallauris. The set w...
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1980s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Linocut

Yellow and Black Poppies
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Yellow and Black Poppies Portfolio: Four Poppies Medium: Silkscreen with overprinted flocking on 4-ply Rising Museum Board Dat...
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2010s Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Poles and Cypresses
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Poles and Cypresses Woodcut printed in black, 1982 Unsigned From: Tramp Picture series "The printer was Claude Jinchat at Imprimerie Arnéra, Vallauris. The set was published by Blum ...
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1980s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Linocut

Donald Sultan "Yellow Roses" - Framed Contemporary Abstract Print
By Donald Sultan
Located in New Orleans, LA
Donald Sultan Yellow Roses, April from Fruit and Flowers II, 1992 Color Screenprint Signed in Pencil, DS and 34/100 Printed by Watanabe Studio, Brooklyn Published by Parasol Press, L...
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1990s Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Red Poppies, Donald Sultan
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Donald Sultan (1951) Title: Red Poppies Year: 2012 Medium: Silkscreen with Tar & Flocking on Museum Board Edition: 1/75, plus proofs Size: 23 x 39 inches Condition: Excellent...
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2010s Pop Art Donald Sultan Art

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Tar, Screen

French Iris I
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairlawn, OH
French Iris I Reducutve color woodcut, 1982 Unsigned Stamped verso “Imprimerie Arnera Archives/Non Signe” From: Tramp Picture series "The printer was Claude Jinchat at Imprimerie Arn...
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1980s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Linocut

French Stacks
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairlawn, OH
French Stacks Linocut printed in color Unsigned Stamped verso “Imprimerie Arnera Archives/Non Signe” Printer: Jaime Arnera, Vallarius, France (their stamp verso) Condition: Printed ...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Donald Sultan Art

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Linocut

Untitled from Wallflowers Series
By Donald Sultan
Located in Hinsdale, IL
Donald K. Sultan (b. 1951) Untitled, from Wallflowers Screenprint in colors on wove paper, 2008 24-1/4 x 21-5/8 inches (61.6 x 54.9 cm) (sheet) Ed. 53/190 Initialed, numbered, date...
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Early 2000s American Modern Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Peppers
By Donald Sultan
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Donald Sultan Peppers, 1989 Screenprint 23 x 22 inches Numbered from the edition of 100 in lower right corner Titled, signed, and dated by the artist in left margin
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1980s Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Lantern Flowers, Black and Blue from Big Lantern Flowers, 2017
By Donald Sultan
Located in New York, NY
This is a screenprint in black and blue with flocking on museum board, Edition of 30, Signed, titled and dated in pencil, numbered PP 3/3, a printer's proof 57.8 x 57.8 inches is th...
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Donald Sultan 'Fish' (From Fruit and Flowers), Limited Edition, Signed Print
By Donald Sultan
Located in San Rafael, CA
Donald Sultan (American, b. 1951) "Fish (From Fruit and Flowers Portfolio)" 1990 Screenprint in colors on Arches 88 paper Pencil initialed, titled, and dated left of image Edition 61...
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1990s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Lithograph

Yellow Roses
By Donald Sultan
Located in New York, NY
Donald Sultan Yellow Roses, 1992 Screenprint in colors on wove paper Pencil signed, titled, dated and numbered by Donald Sultan on the front Frame Included This work is floated and f...
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1990s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Red Wall Poppy, Aug 13, 2020
By Donald Sultan
Located in Calabasas, CA
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Red Wall Poppy, Aug 13, 2020 Year: 2020 Medium: Shaped aluminum with powder coat and flocked center Edition: 30; signature, title, date, and edition numb...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Mixed Media

Tulips
By Donald Sultan
Located in New York, NY
Donald Sultan Tulips, 1990 Silkscreen on wove paper 23 × 22 inches Pencil signed, titled and dated and numbered 22/125 on the front margins Unframed Richly colored silkscreen of tuli...
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1990s Realist Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Donald Sultan -- Wallflower 25, 2008
By Donald Sultan
Located in BRUCE, ACT
Donald Sultan Wallflower 25, 2008 Edition: 51/190 Sheet Size: 54.7 x 61.5 cm Image Size: 34.3 x 40.5 cm Signed right margin and numbered low left Printed and Published: Har-El, Print...
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Early 2000s Donald Sultan Art

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Lithograph

Black Roses
By Donald Sultan
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color screenprint on Somerset Satin White paper. Initialed and dated in pencil, and titled and numbered 80/100 in pencil. Printed by Watanabe Studio, N...
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1990s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Color, Screen

Black Roses
By Donald Sultan
Located in New York, NY
Set of three aquatints on Twinrocker handmade paper. Each initialed, titled and dated in pencil, left margin, and numbered 17/53 in pencil. Printed by I.M.E. Studios, New York. Publi...
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1990s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Handmade Paper, Aquatint

Lantern Flowers, May 10, 2012 - Red
By Donald Sultan
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Sultan, Donald Title: Lantern Flowers, May 10, 2012 - Red Series: Lantern Flowers, May 10, 2012 Date: 2012 Medium: Color silkscreen with o...
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Mimosa, April 12, 2023
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairfield, CT
Sultan, an internationally recognized artist who rose to prominence in the late 1970s as part of the “New Image” movement, is known for elevating the still-life tradition through the...
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Mimosa with Green, Jan 25, 2023
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairfield, CT
Sultan, an internationally recognized artist who rose to prominence in the late 1970s as part of the “New Image” movement, is known for elevating the still-life tradition through the...
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Donald Sultan -- Wallflower 31, 2008
By Donald Sultan
Located in BRUCE, ACT
Donald Sultan Wallflower 31, 2008 Edition: 35/190 Sheet Size: 54.7 x 61.5 cm Image Size: 34.3 x 40.5 cm Signed right margin and numbered low left Printed and Published: Har-El, Print...
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Early 2000s Donald Sultan Art

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Lithograph

Two Pears a Lemon and an Egg by Donald Sultan
By Donald Sultan
Located in Hinsdale, IL
DONALD SULTAN (b. 1951) Two Pears a Lemon and an Egg Screenprint in colors on Arches 88 paper, 1994 Sheet Size: 22” x 23”, full margins. Impression 67...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Poppies Coral
By Donald Sultan
Located in Miami, FL
Born in 1951 in Asheville, North Carolina, Donald Sultan rose to prominence in the 1980's as a painter and draftsman of subjects such as lemons and flowers. The work of Donald Sultan...
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Silk

Yellow Flowers
By Donald Sultan
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Sultan’s artworks are rich in color and texture. He is known for his iconic, abstract poppy flowers. The poppies are large in scale and overlay a minimal background, often made from ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Mixed Media, Screen

Four Reds, Sept 30 2002
By Donald Sultan
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
For more than thirty years, Donald Sultan has experimented with and expanded still life painting. He takes familiar objects such as flowers, fruits, playing cards, and factory sites,...
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Early 2000s Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Yellow Poppies
By Donald Sultan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A silkscreen, pencil signed print of Donald Sultan's iconic "Poppy Series," numbered 40/80. Features his signature bright yellows and oranges in a particularly minimalist design.
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2010s Pop Art Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Silver Poppies, Aug 17, 2022
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Silver Poppies, Aug 17, 2022 Portfolio: Poppies Portfolio Medium: Silkscreen with overprinted flocking on 4-ply Rising Museum Board Date: 2022 Edition: 5...
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2010s Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Wallflower 3
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Wallflower 3 Portfolio: Wallflowers Medium: Screenprint on paper Date: 2008 Edition: 106/190 Frame Size: 31" x 28 1/2" Sheet Size: 24 1/4" x 21 1/2" Sign...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Paper, Screen

Wallflower 14
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Wallflower 14 Portfolio: Wallflowers Medium: Screenprint on paper Date: 2008 Edition: 71/190 Frame Size: 31" x 28 1/2" Sheet Size: 24 1/4" x 21 1/2" Sign...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Paper, Screen

Wallflower 22
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Wallflower 22 Portfolio: Wallflowers Medium: Screenprint on paper Date: 2008 Edition: 106/190 Frame Size: 29 3/8" x 26 3/4" Sheet Size: 24 1/4" x 21 1/2"...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Screen, Paper

Wallflower 24
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Wallflower 24 Portfolio: Wallflowers Medium: Screenprint on paper Date: 2008 Edition: 106/190 Frame Size: 29 1/2" x 27" Sheet Size: 24 1/4" x 21 1/2" Sig...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Paper, Screen

Yellow Peppers 1993 Signed Limited Edition Screen Print
By Donald Sultan
Located in Rochester Hills, MI
Yellow Peppers   1993 Print - Silkscreen Paper size 22.75'' x 21.75'' inches Image size 12" x 12" inches Edition: signed in pencil, titled, dated and marked 51/125 Donald Sultan T...
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1990s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Screen

Wallflower 23
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Wallflower 23 Portfolio: Wallflowers Medium: Screenprint on paper Date: 2008 Edition: 106/190 Sheet Size: 24 1/4" x 21 1/2" Signature: Signed and numbere...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Paper, Screen

Wallflower 26
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Wallflower 26 Portfolio: Wallflowers Medium: Screenprint on paper Date: 2008 Edition: 106/190 Frame Size: 31" x 28 1/2" Sheet Size: 24 1/4" x 21 1/2" Sig...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Paper, Screen

Wallflower 29
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Wallflower 29 Portfolio: Wallflowers Medium: Screenprint on paper Date: 2008 Edition: 106/190 Sheet Size: 24 1/4" x 21 1/2" Signature: Signed and numbere...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Paper, Screen

Wallflower 19
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Wallflower 19 Portfolio: Wallflowers Medium: Screenprint on paper Date: 2008 Edition: 106/190 Sheet Size: 24 1/4" x 21 1/2" Signature: Signed and numbere...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Paper, Screen

Wallflower 2
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Wallflower 2 Portfolio: Wallflowers Medium: Screenprint on paper Date: 2008 Edition: 106/190 Frame Size: 31" x 28 1/2" Sheet Size: 24 1/4" x 21 1/2" Sign...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Paper, Screen

Wallflower 21
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Wallflower 21 Portfolio: Wallflowers Medium: Screenprint on paper Date: 2008 Edition: 106/190 Frame Size: 29 3/8" x 26 3/4" Sheet Size: 24 1/4" x 21 1/2"...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Paper, Screen

Wallflower 31
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Wallflower 31 Portfolio: Wallflowers Medium: Screenprint on paper Date: 2008 Edition: 106/190 Sheet Size: 24 1/4" x 21 1/2" Signature: Signed and numbere...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Paper, Screen

Wallflower 27
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Wallflower 27 Portfolio: Wallflowers Medium: Screenprint on paper Date: 2008 Edition: 106/190 Frame Size: 31" x 28 1/2" Sheet Size: 24 1/4" x 21 1/2" Sig...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Screen, Paper

Blue with yellow poppies
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairfield, CT
Shaped aluminum with stainless steel centers, powder coated, mounted on polished stainless steel base. Sultan, an internationally recognized artist who rose to prominence in the lat...
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Metal

Wallflower 5
By Donald Sultan
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Donald Sultan Title: Wallflower 5 Portfolio: Wallflowers Medium: Screenprint on paper Date: 2008 Edition: 71/190 Frame Size: 31" x 28 1/2" Sheet Size: 24 1/4" x 21 1/2" Signa...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Paper, Screen

Big Red Poppies
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairfield, CT
Shaped aluminum with red powder coat mounted to aluminum base with black powder coat. The base is 1.25 x 10.5 x 63 inches. Sultan, an internationally recognized artist who rose to p...
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Metal

Big blue poppies
By Donald Sultan
Located in Fairfield, CT
¾ inch thick painted aluminum. Edition of 6. Comes with powder coat painted black aluminum base. A polished stainless steel base is available for an additional charge
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2010s Contemporary Donald Sultan Art

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Metal

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Find a wide variety of authentic Donald Sultan art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of red, yellow, blue and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Donald Sultan in screen print, metal, paper and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Donald Sultan art, so small editions measuring 8 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Raphael Macek, Andrew Moore, and Alex Katz.

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