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Hunt Slonem

American, b. 1951

Hunt Slonem has mastered the art of repetition in his exuberant Neo-Expressionist paintings. Some of his favorite subjects are bunnies, butterflies and the tropical birds that live in the private aviary nestled within his 30,000-square-foot studio complex in Brooklyn, New York.

“I believe in repetition like a holy mantra or rosary,” 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’s depictions of birds — which are often rendered in thick, gestural brushstrokes and arranged in a loose grid — owe to a fascination with tropical avian life that he developed during a childhood spent in Hawaii and Nicaragua. Today, along with the aviary, his studio contains a personal garden, a collection of antiques and walls and walls of artworks.

“I am a collector of things. My primary focus is color and objects. I love to make them work in a space,” Slonem says. “Sometimes I define a space with color.”

Besides birds, Slonem has painted so many bunnies 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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Creator: Hunt Slonem
Early 2014 Hunt Slonem Metallic Signed Rabbit Painting - Original Artist Frame
By Hunt Slonem
Located in East Hampton, NY
Metallic silver and gold background with vibrant red bunny outline, framed beautifully. SIGNED and dated 2014 - early work for Slonem. Hunt Slonem is a renowned painter known for p...
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2010s American Hunt Slonem

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Wood

Hunt Slonem "Parrots" Watercolor on Paper, 1988
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Parrots" Watercolor on Paper, 1988, pencil signed and dated to lower right, with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hunt Slonem Studio, in wood fram...
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1980s American Expressionist Vintage Hunt Slonem

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Paper

Hunt Slonem "Asian Woodpeckers" Oil on Canvas, '92
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Asian Woodpeckers", Oil on Canvas, signed, titled, and dated to verso, with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hunt Slonem Studio.
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1990s American Expressionist Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem "Palms & Toucans" Oil on Canvas, 1989
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Palms and Toucans", Oil on Canvas, 1989, signed, titled, dated, and numbered; with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hunt Slonem Studio.
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1980s American Expressionist Vintage Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem Bird and Butterfly Oil on Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), Bird and Butterfly, Oil on Canvas, 1987, signed, dated, and numbered "G30700" to verso.
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1980s American Expressionist Vintage Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem "Angel" Oil on Canvas, 1985
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Angel", Oil on Canvas, 1985, signed and dated to verso, with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hunt Slonem Studio
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1980s American Expressionist Vintage Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem "Infant of Prague" Oil on Canvas, 1986
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Infant of Prague", Oil on Canvas, 1986, signed, dated, and titled to verso, with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hunt Slonem Studio.
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1990s American Expressionist Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem "Java Rice Birds" Oil on Canvas, 1993
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Java Rice Birds", Oil on Canvas, 1993, signed, dated, titled, and numbered "JEM0677" to verso, with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hunt Slonem S...
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1990s American Expressionist Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem "Picul" Oil on Canvas, 1991
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Picul", Oil on Canvas, 1991, signed, dated, titled, and numbered "JEM0679" to verso, with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hunt Slonem Studio.
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1990s American Expressionist Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem "Red Billed Hornbills" Oil on Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Red Billed Hornbills", Oil on Canvas, signed, titled, and numbered "JEM0673" to verso, with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hunt Slonem Studio.
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1990s American Expressionist Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem "St. Martin de Porres" Oil on Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Red Billed Hornbills", Oil on Canvas, 1992, signed, titled, dated, and numbered "JEM0673" to verso, with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hunt Slo...
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1990s American Expressionist Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem "Early Double Bunnies" Oil on Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Early Double Bunnies", Oil on Canvas, 1989, signed, titled, dated, and numbered "JEM0671" to verso, with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hunt Slo...
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1980s American Expressionist Vintage Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem "Shadow Lane" Oil on Canvas, 1994
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Shadow Lane", Oil on Canvas, 1994, signed, titled, dated, and numbered "JCM0665" to verso, together with Certificate of Authenticity from Hunt Slone...
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1990s American Expressionist Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem "Hyacinths" Oil on Canvas, 1995
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Hyacinths", Oil on Canvas, 1995, signed, dated, titled, and numbered "JEM0663"
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1990s American Expressionist Hunt Slonem

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem "Guardians" Oil on Canvas, 1995
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Guardians", Oil on Canvas, 1995, signed, dated, titled, and numbered "JEM0668" to verso, with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hunt Slonem Studio.
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1990s American Expressionist Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem "Hornbills" Oil on Canvas, 1995
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), "Hornbills", Oil on Canvas, 1995, signed, dated, titled, and numbered "JEM0664" to verso, with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hunt Slonem Studio.
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1990s American Expressionist Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Paint

Hunt Slonem, Black and White Bunny Oil Painting, Framed, 2009
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Stamford, CT
Hunt Slonem, Neo-Expressionist, Black and White Bunny Oil Painting, Framed, 2009 Hunt Slonem bunny oil painting signed and dated on the reverse. Oil on wood, 9.5 x 7.5 in. / Frame: ...
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Early 2000s Hunt Slonem

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Wood, Paint

Hunt Slonem, Oil on Canvas, Mystic Jays, Blue Jays Painting, Signed, Dated, 2010
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Stamford, CT
A Hunt Slonem Oil on Board of Two Mystic Jay Birds, Signed and Dated in Verso A rare and fine original oil on board acquired directly from the artist ...
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2010s Hunt Slonem

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Wood, Paint

Hunt Slonem 1951 'Red Ascension, Oil on Canvas 2008
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Bellport, NY
Hunt Slonem's most iconic subject "Butterflies" titled 'Red Ascension" Oil on canvas. A simple subject brought to life with his genuine love of nature and animals. This magnifice...
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Early 2000s American Modern Hunt Slonem

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Paint

Hunt Slonem Large Tourocos Painting in Avery Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Westport, CT
Hunt Slonem Tourocos in Avery with large gilt frame on canvas. Haitian rope.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Hunt Slonem

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Canvas, Wood

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