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Donald Sultan

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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Creator: Donald Sultan
Donald Sultan Collectible 2008 Mimosas Mostly Mozart Festival Poster
By Donald Sultan
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This is a special limited edition poster from the 2008 event at Lincoln Park that memorializes Donald Sultan's opus: "Mimosas." Donald Sultan's iconic mimosas are the subject of this...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Expressionist Donald Sultan

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"5 Lemons, a Pear and an Egg" by Donald Sultan
By Donald Sultan
Located in Stamford, CT
"5 Lemons, a Pear and an Egg" by Donald Sultan (American, b. 1951), an artist's proof (18/25); titled, dated 1994 and initialed in pencil. The full sheet is framed using acid free ma...
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1990s American Modern Donald Sultan

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Mimosa Napkins by Donald Sultan
By Donald Sultan
Located in Jersey City, NJ
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Donald Sultan Print "Red Roses" Signed and Numbered 110/125, 1992
By Donald Sultan
Located in Toledo, OH
Titled, "Red Roses", created by Donald Sultan, 1992. Hand-signed, dated and numbered by the artist, 110/125. Dimensions with the frame are 25.5" x 25.5", the image is 11.88" x 11.88"...
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Donald Sultan, Green Apples and Egg, Screen Print Depicting, PP. 10/10
By Donald Sultan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very nice signed and numbered printers proof print depicting still life/ abstract apples and egg. signed in pencil and PP 10/10. The image along is 36 x 35.50 inches, plus frame. Thi...
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Donald Sultan Print, "Cherries" Signed and Numbered 51/100, 1988
By Donald Sultan
Located in Toledo, OH
Titled, "Cherries", created by Donald Sultan, 1988. Hand-signed, dated and numbered by the artist, 51/100. Very nice condition. Dimensions with the frame are 25.25" x 25.25" the imag...
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"Lilies" Signed and Dated Serigraph by Donald Sultan
By Donald Sultan
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"Lilies" signed and dated serigraph by Donald Sultan (American b. 1951). # 35/70.
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Donald Sultan Print "Four Pears Signed and Numbered 32/100, 1989
By Donald Sultan
Located in Toledo, OH
Titled, "Four Pears", created by Donald Sultan, 1989. Matted, hand-signed, dated and numbered by the artist, 32/100. Very nice condition. Dimensions with the frame are 25.5" x 25.5" ...
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Donald Sultan Fish from Fruit and Flowers 1990 Signed Screenprint 59/125
By Donald Sultan
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A modern inspired screenprint titled Fish (From Fruits and Flowers) 1990 by Donald Sultan. Hand signed in pencil center left with an annotation of 59/125 on the bottom right. Dimensi...
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"Wall Flowers" Serigraph of Flowers by Donald Sultan
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