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 in 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
SILVER ASCENSION
Oil on Canvas
40 X 60 in
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STORMY TOTEM
Oil on Wood
32.5 X 32.5 in
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MAGNOLIA MADEWOOD NAPOLEONVILLE, LA
Oil on Wood
30 X 25 in
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GREEN SINGERS
Oil on Wood
25 X 22 in
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DUO
Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust on Wood
19 X 19 in
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GREEN LINCOLN APPLAUSE
Oil on Wood
20 X 16 in
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PAIR
Oil on Wood
10 X 15 in
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HORTENCIA
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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BAYOU
Oil on Wood
24.5 X 37.25 in
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RHAPSODY
Powdercoated Stainless Steel
72 X 72 X 36 in
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TIFFANY
Neon on Aluminum
72 X 36 X 7 in
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KENARD
Handblown Glass
17.5 X 7 X 8 in
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SULA
Handblown Glass
16 X 9 X 8 in
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GERMAIN
Handblown Glass
17.5 X 7 X 9 in
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COLOR FIELD
Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust
10 X 8 in
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4 PLAY HUTCH
Oil on Wood
24 X 20 in
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HER MAJESTY
Oil on Wood
20 X 16 in
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PRES, LINCOLN
Oil on Canvas
48 X 48 in
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BLACK DIAMOND DUST WATCH
Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust
30 X 40 in
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RIMONA
Handblown Glass
27 X 17 X 10 in
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ALEXIS
Handblown Glass
27 X 17 X 8.5 in
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ANESIO
Handblown Glass
10.5 X 7 X 6.5 in
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MINKA
Handblown Glass
11 X 6.5 X 5.5 in
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TRIO MARCH
Painting on Acrylic with LED Lightbox
53.5 X 44.5 in
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MYSTIC JAYS
Oil on Canvas
36 X 30 in
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RELINE 3
Oil on Wood
29 X 23 in
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VIOLET
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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ABBY
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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ORANGE HOMBRE III
Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust
50 X 70 in
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BLUE DIAMOND HAWAII
Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust
60 X 60 in
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BUNNIES
Book
14 X 11 X 1.25 in
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GATEKEEPER: WORLD OF FOLLY
Book
13 X 10 X 1.6 in