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The Worlds of Hunt Slonem

Nahas, Dominique

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ISBN 10: 0865652651 / ISBN 13: 9780865652651
Published by Vendome Press, New York, 2011
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Inscribed, "For Gwen, your portrait awaits you. Love." and signed by Hunt Slonem, whose signature is embellished with a sketch of a bird's beak. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Blue cloth boards bear a faint impression from the folds of the jacket. Otherwise, no notable flaws. Bookseller Inventory # 40411

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Title: The Worlds of Hunt Slonem

Publisher: Vendome Press, New York

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Illustrator

Edition: First Edition

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The Worlds of Hunt Slonem investigates the life and work of this fascinating American artist. Once the enfant terrible of New York’s art world, Hunt Slonem (b. 1951) depicts both natural subjects—birds and butterflies—and portraits—voodoo saints and Abraham Lincoln–in his jubilant, singular paintings. Using multiplicity as a governing principle, Slonem has created a body of work as inimitable—and wildly colorful—as it is recognizable. This in-depth monograph, which spans Slonem’s boyhood in Hawaii to his training at Tulane University and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture to his life today, split between New York and New Orleans, features more than 600 vibrant illustrations. Dominique Nahas delves deep beneath the decorative surface of Slonem’s work to reveal what informs and influences this original and enigmatic artist.

Praise for The Worlds of Hunt Slonem:
"The Worlds of Hunt Slonem
[is] an eye-popping survey of more than 600 illustrations by the legendary style setter." -Houston Chronicle

About the Author:

Dominique Nahas is a curator and art critic based in Manhattan. He is a regular reviewer for Art in America, ArtNews, Flash Art, and other publications, teaches art history at Pratt Institute, and is critic-in-residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art Hoffberger Graduate School of Painting.

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