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  • The Contessa artwork by Hunt Slonem - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • The Contessa artwork by Hunt Slonem
  • The Contessa artwork by Hunt Slonem - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • The Contessa artwork by Hunt Slonem - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • The Contessa artwork by Hunt Slonem - art listed for sale on Artplode

Hunt Slonem

The Contessa

  • 1996
  • 21 x 29 inches
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Medium: Oil / Panel
  • Origin: USA
  • Provenance: See Comments
  • Signed: Signed verso
  • Comments:

    This is an original painting, oil on board, by Hunt Slonem (b.1951), painted in 1996, entitled "The Contessa". This is a subject that Hunt painted often, but he has steadfastly refused to identify this very young woman, his muse.

    This paining is framed by an antique frame, specifically selected by Hunt for this piece, it is part of his artistic expression.

    Slonem is famous for his technique of painting the underlying subject and then cross-hatching the painting to create, in his words, "... texture, a woven tapestry feel, brimming with color and vibrancy!"
    This painting is quite large, 30 in x 20 in, without frame, excellent as a dramatic mantle piece. The medium is oil on board and, because of this, is more sought after than Hunt's very recent works smaller works.

    Hunt Slonem's paintings are widely represented in important private collections all over the world.
    Over fifty museums include the paintings of Hunt Slonem in their collections, among them: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, all in New York City; the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Brooklyn Museum of Art in Brooklyn, NY; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts; Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, Spain; and the Würth Museum in Künzelsau, Germany.

    Awards for Mr. Slonem's work include: Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundation(Grant, 1976), MacDowell Fellowship (1983,1984,1985), Ragdale Foundation (1983), The National Endowment for the Arts (Grant, 1991) and Stars of Design Award (2009).

    According to the San Francisco Chronicle: 'Slonem's work has attracted many well-known [Hollywood] art collectors including Sharon Stone, Gina Gershon, Brooke Shields, Julianne Moore, Mandy Moore, Kate Hudson, and J.Lo', among others.
    'I'm a big fan of Hunt's work,' Brooke Shields told Daily Front Row. 'It's whimsical without being too sweet.' A March 2012 issue of Architectural Digest features Shields's Manhattan townhouse, with three of Slonem's 'rabbit paintings' prominently displayed on her living room wall...

    Watch CBS Good Morning Piece on Hunt Slonem on YouTube:


    Detailed Biography of Hunt Slonem available upon request, space is limited here.

    Provenace:  This Seller inhereted this painting from a long time personal friend who was a Private Art Collector.  This Seller was with that Friend when this painting was purchased directly from the Artist himself from his NYC loft/studio.

    Shipping in the United States of America is paid by the Seller; international shipping is paid by the Buyer.

    Insurance premiums are paid by Buyer.

    There is no sales tax on this item if it is being shipped outside the State of Georgia.

    Payment must be through Pay Pal and the painting will be prompyly shipped upon reciept of fund in the Seller's Pay Pal account.

    Thank you for considering this important piece of Fine Art.

  • Price: $14,950.00 USD
  • Seller: Jack, USA

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  • Artplode ID: 2460
  • Artplode Seller ID: 2836


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