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Hunt Slonem

United States Born in: 1951

Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct neo-expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds, as well as his large-scale sculptures and restorations of forgotten historic homes. Slonem's works can be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Whitney, the Miro Foundation and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Since his first solo show at the Fischbach Gallery in 1977, Slonem's work has been showcased internationally hundreds of times, most recently at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. In 2017 and 2018, he will be featured by the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the National Gallery in Bulgaria, and in countless galleries across the United States, Germany and Dubai.

His flair and admiration for far-flung destinations has been a staple of his life since childhood. Slonem was born in 1951 in Kittery, Maine, and his father's position as a Navy officer meant the family moved often during Hunt's formative years, including extended stays in Hawaii, California and Connecticut. He would continue to seek out travel opportunities throughout his young-adult years, studying abroad in Nicaragua and Mexico; these eye-opening experiences imbued him with an appreciation for tropical landscapes that would influence his unique style.

After graduating with a degree in painting and art history from Tulane University in New Orleans, Slonem spent several years in the early 1970s living in Manhattan. It wasn't until Janet Fish offered him her studio for the summer of 1975 that Slonem was able to fully immerse himself in his work. His pieces began getting exhibited around New York, propelling his reputation and thrusting him into the city's explosive contemporary arts scene. He received several prestigious grants, including from Montreal's Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Cultural Counsel Foundation's Artist Project, for which he painted an 80-foot mural of the World Trade Center in the late 1970s. He also received an introduction to the Marlborough Gallery, which would represent him for 18 years.

As Slonem honed his aesthetic, his work began appearing in unique, contextual spaces. By 1995 he finished a massive six-by-86-foot mural of birds, which shoots across the walls of the Bryant Park Grill Restaurant in New York City. His charity work has resulted dozens of partnerships, including a wallpaper of his famous bunnies designed specifically with Lee Jofa for the Ronald McDonald House in Long Island.

Slonem continues to draw great inspiration from history, forging palpable connections to the past through his art. His popular portraits of Abraham Lincoln reframe the historic figure as a pop-art icon, and he is currently working on a nine-foot-tall bronze sculpture of French explorer Robert De La Salle, to be displayed publicly in Louisiana.

Yet Slonem's most ambitious project has been his mission to save America's often forgotten historic buildings. Realizing too many of the country's architectural gems have fallen into disrepair, Slonem has found himself drawn to these national landmarks, inspired by the depth of their age and old-world beauty. Among his accomplishments are the restorations of Cordt's Mansion in Kingston, New York; the Lakeside and Albania plantations of Louisiana; and the Scranton Armory and Charles Sumner Woolworth's mansion in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His sixth and latest endeavor is Belle Terre, a storied property in South Kortright, New York.

Numerous books and monographs have chronicled Slonem's art, including Bunnies (Glitterari Inc., 2014), Birds (Glitterati Inc., 2017) and Hunt Slonem: An Art Rich and Strange (Harry N. Abrams, 2002). His studios and homes have been profiled in such books as When Art Meets Design (Assouline Publishing, 2014) and Pleasure Palaces: The Art and Homes of Hunt Slonem (powerHouse Books, 2007), among others. His latest is Gatekeeper: World of Folly (Assouline, 2018), showcasing his reclamation of the Scranton Armory, and its transition “from arms to art."

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Hunt Slonem, Lantern, Print

Hunt Slonem

Lantern, 1980
22 x 30 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Liz Christy Garden (Houston and Bowery), Painting

Hunt Slonem

Liz Christy Garden (Houston and Bowery), 1991
40 x 25 inch
Painting

$16,000

Hunt Slonem, Hand-Blown Glass Bunny - Bright Red, Sculpture

Hunt Slonem

Hand-Blown Glass Bunny - Bright Red, 2020
18.5 x 6 x 8 inch
Sculpture

10,000 - $ 15,000

Hunt Slonem, Spell III, Print

Hunt Slonem

Spell III, 1980
22 x 30 inch
Print

$800

Hunt Slonem, Armoire, Print

Hunt Slonem

Armoire, 1980
30 x 22 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Anaconda II, Print

Hunt Slonem

Anaconda II, 1980
30 x 22 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Double Decoy, Print

Hunt Slonem

Double Decoy, 1980
26 x 30.5 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Double Decoy II, Print

Hunt Slonem

Double Decoy II, 1980
22 x 30 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Lobster, Print

Hunt Slonem

Lobster, 1980
22 x 29 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Pillow Painting, Print

Hunt Slonem

Pillow Painting, 1980
26 x 33 inch
Print

$850

Hunt Slonem, Two Chairs, Print

Hunt Slonem

Two Chairs, 1979
27 x 26 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Brussels Sprouts, Print

Hunt Slonem

Brussels Sprouts, 1980
22 x 30 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Horns of Plenty I, Print

Hunt Slonem

Horns of Plenty I, 1980
27 x 26 inch
Print

$800

Hunt Slonem, Iron Flamingo, Print

Hunt Slonem

Iron Flamingo, 1979
26 x 29 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Managua #1, Print

Hunt Slonem

Managua #1, 1980
26 x 28 inch
Print

$850

Hunt Slonem, Ocelot, Print

Hunt Slonem

Ocelot, 1980
31 x 26.5 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Oven Mitt of the Gods, Print

Hunt Slonem

Oven Mitt of the Gods, 1980
22 x 30 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Purple Spell, Print

Hunt Slonem

Purple Spell, 1980
19 x 19.5 inch
Print

$700

Hunt Slonem, Still Life, Print

Hunt Slonem

Still Life, 1980
30 x 22 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Stuffed Pheasant, Print

Hunt Slonem

Stuffed Pheasant, 1980
22 x 30 inch
Print

$800

Hunt Slonem, Three Stars, Print

Hunt Slonem

Three Stars, 1980
22 x 30 inch
Print

$850

Hunt Slonem, Vanda, Print

Hunt Slonem

Vanda, 1980
30 x 22 inch
Print

$800

Hunt Slonem, Horns Of Plenty, Print

Hunt Slonem

Horns Of Plenty, 1980
28 x 26 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Harlem, Print

Hunt Slonem

Harlem, 1980
22 x 30 inch
Print

$800

Hunt Slonem, Curtains, Print

Hunt Slonem

Curtains, 1981
26 x 29.5 inch
Print

$850

Hunt Slonem, Chez, Print

Hunt Slonem

Chez, 1980
22 x 29 inch
Print

$800

Hunt Slonem, Chair Duet, Print

Hunt Slonem

Chair Duet, 1981
26 x 28 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Anaconda, Print

Hunt Slonem

Anaconda, 1980
30 x 22 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Pillow Garden, Print

Hunt Slonem

Pillow Garden, 1980
26 x 28 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Pillow Jungle, Print

Hunt Slonem

Pillow Jungle, 1980
26 x 29.5 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Pocahontas Pillow, Print

Hunt Slonem

Pocahontas Pillow, 1980
26 x 29 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Pocahontas Pillow II, Print

Hunt Slonem

Pocahontas Pillow II, 1980
26 x 27.5 inch
Print

$800

Hunt Slonem, Shell Ginger, Print

Hunt Slonem

Shell Ginger, 1980
30 x 22 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Three Deer, Print

Hunt Slonem

Three Deer, 1980
26 x 34 inch
Print

$800

Hunt Slonem, Three Doves, Print

Hunt Slonem

Three Doves, 1980
30 x 22 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Three Goddesses and Fallen God, Print

Hunt Slonem

Three Goddesses and Fallen God, 1980
26 x 25 inch
Print

$750

Hunt Slonem, Tribute, Print

Hunt Slonem

Tribute, 1980
26 x 29.5 inch
Print

$800

Our recommendations Hunt Slonem, Untitled | White, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Untitled | White, 2019
72 x 84 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$70,000

Hunt Slonem, Georgia peach, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Georgia peach, 2021
10 x 8 x 2 inch
Painting

5,000 - $ 10,000

Hunt Slonem, White Diamond, Painting

Hunt Slonem

White Diamond, 2021
10 x 8 x 2 inch
Painting

5,000 - $ 10,000

Hunt Slonem, Red Nancy, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Red Nancy, 2021
10 x 8 x 2 inch
Painting

5,000 - $ 10,000

Hunt Slonem, Night watch, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Night watch, 2021
30 x 25 x 2 inch
Painting

25,000 - $ 50,000

Hunt Slonem, Hope diamond dust, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Hope diamond dust, 2021
30 x 30 x 2 inch
Painting

25,000 - $ 50,000

Hunt Slonem, Huter, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Huter, 2019
47.6 x 35.8 inch
Painting

$39,128

Hunt Slonem, Untitled | Abe, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Untitled | Abe, 2014
18.5 x 13.5 inch
Painting

$9,800

Hunt Slonem, On Wings of Golden Yellow, Painting

Hunt Slonem

On Wings of Golden Yellow, 2020
10 x 8 inch
Painting

$6,000

Hunt Slonem, Jade, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Jade, 2019
10 x 8 inch
Painting

$6,000

Hunt Slonem, Untitled Gold, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Untitled Gold, 2018
20 x 13.5 inch
Painting

$10,250

Hunt Slonem, Misty, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Misty, 2018
10 x 8 inch
Painting

$6,000

Hunt Slonem, Untitled Black Diamond Dust, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Untitled Black Diamond Dust, 2019
10 x 8 inch
Painting

$6,000

Hunt Slonem, Petal, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Petal, 2019
10 x 8 inch
Painting

$6,000

Hunt Slonem, Untitled Red Capped Robin, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Untitled Red Capped Robin, 1997
8 x 7 inch
Painting

$5,500

Hunt Slonem, Mila, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Mila, 2020
9.8 x 7.9 x 2 inch
Painting

$6,521

Hunt Slonem, Stormy, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Stormy, 2018
9.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,521

Hunt Slonem, Untitled, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Untitled, 2019
9.8 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,521

Hunt Slonem, Untitled, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Untitled, 2019
9.8 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,521

Hunt Slonem, Untitled, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Untitled, 2019
9.8 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,521

Hunt Slonem, Blue Butterfly, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Blue Butterfly, 2019
9.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,521

Hunt Slonem, Abraham's Peace Plan, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Abraham's Peace Plan, 2016
72 x 84 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$70,000

Hunt Slonem, Amazon's Lafette, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Amazon's Lafette, 2021
72 x 72 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$62,750

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Whistler Contemporary Gallery

Painting at its finest!
From October 1, 2021 To October 31, 2021

Hunt Slonem

Whistler Contemporary Gallery

Hunt Slonem
From May 24, 2021 To June 18, 2021

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