HUNT SLONEM

HUNT SLONEM 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 were exhibited around New York, propelling his reputation and thrusting him into the city’s explosive contemporary arts scene.

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.

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HUNT SLONEM
LAPIS BLUE BUNNY
Handblown Glass
17 X 9.5 X 9.5 in
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PEARL WHITE BUNNY
Handblown Glass
16.5 X 7 X 9 in
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24 KARAT GOLD LEAF BUNNY
Handblown Glass with Gold Leaf
13 X 7 X 9 in
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TANGERINE
Handblown Glass
13 X 6.5 X 9 in
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PROTA
Bronze
13.5 X 7 X 9.5 in
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BRANSON
Oil on Board
10 X 8 in
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RED SEA
Oil on Canvas
48 X 48 in
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THE BEGINNING
Oil on Canvas
40 X 30 in
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POLYPHEMUS
Oil, Resin and Acrylic on Wood
36 X 30 in
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JUDY HONDURAS
Oil on Board
10 X 8 in
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TOMORROW
Oil on Board
10 X 8 in
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UNTITLED
Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust
10 X 8 in
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UNTITLED
Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust
10 X 8 in
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Oil on Wood
20 X 16 in
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Oil on Canvas
48 X 48 in
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STARRY NIGHT
Oil on Canvas
48 X 48 in
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FINCHES WEDS
Oil on Canvas
48 X 48 in
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LINCOLN'S PEACE PLAN
Oil on Wood
36 X 45.75 in
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RED SEA JAN
Oil on Canvas
30 X 36 in
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FOR JACKIE O YELLOW
Oil on Wood
30.25 X 24.25 in
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TIGER LILY
Oil on Wood
28 X 22 in
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5 STEPS
Oil on Wood
12 X 9.5 in
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RED SEA
Oil on Canvas
36 X 30 in
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IN THE PINK
Oil, Resin and Acrylic on Wood
28.25 X 22.25 in
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MORNING CLOAK
Oil on Wood
24.25 X 19 in
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GATEKEEPER: WORLD OF FOLLY
Book
13 X 10 X 1.6 in
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UNTITLED
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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UNTITLED
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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UNTITLED
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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UNTITLED
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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UNTITLED
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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ORANGE
Oil on Canvas
30 X 30 in
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UNTITLED
Oil on Wood
20 X 14 in
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UNTITLED
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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UNTITLED
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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UNTITLED
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in