Hunt slonem




About hunt slonem

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 sculpture. 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.

Slonem's 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.



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Chinesis Thurs. 23 degrees by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Chinesis Thurs. 23 degrees

Oil on canvas

72 x 84 in (182.88 x 213.36 cm)

Healing Denise by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Healing Denise

Oil on canvas

40 x 30 in (101.60 x 76.20 cm)

Kaleidoscope by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Kaleidoscope

Oil on canvas

72 x 84 in (182.88 x 213.36 cm)

Blue Streak by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Blue Streak

Oil on canvas

30 x 36 in (76.20 x 91.44 cm)

Lily White by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Lily White

Oil on canvas

40 x 40 in (101.60 x 101.60 cm)

Chinesis T by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Chinesis T

Oil on canvas

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

3 Metals 1 by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

3 Metals 1

Oil on canvas

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

Pink Ascension Now by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Pink Ascension Now

Oil on canvas

40 x 40 in (101.60 x 101.60 cm)

Pink Glower by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Pink Glower

Oil on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Chinesis Rabbit by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Chinesis Rabbit

Oil on wood

50.25 x 40 in (127.64 x 101.60 cm)

Map Quest by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Map Quest

Oil on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Mulucans by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Mulucans

Oil on canvas

40 x 60 in (101.60 x 152.40 cm)

New Species by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

New Species

Oil on canvas

40 x 30 in (101.60 x 76.20 cm)

Guardians and Butterflies by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Guardians and Butterflies

Oil on canvas

60 x 60 in (152.40 x 152.40 cm)

Strain of Blues Over and Over by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Strain of Blues Over and Over

Oil & acrylic with diamond dust on canvas

72 x 84 in (182.88 x 213.36 cm)

Portsmouth by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Portsmouth

Oil on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Starry Nights & Comets by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Starry Nights & Comets

Oil On Canvas

50 x 60 in (127 x 152.40 cm)

Untitled (Bayou) by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Untitled (Bayou)

Oil on canvas

72 x 60 in (182.88 x 152.40 cm)

Blueville Hutch by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Blueville Hutch

Oil & acrylic with diamond dust on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)




About the bunnies

When Hunt Slonem enters his studio each morning, he warms up by painting bunnies. Slonem, who has owned rabbits as pets since childhood, began painting the creatures in sweeping brushstrokes in the 1980s because he was drawn to their simple, cuddly shapes. “One night I was having Chinese food, and I looked down and realized I am the sign of the rabbit,” Slonem once explained, referring to his Chinese zodiac sign. “So maybe they’re sort of all self-portraits.” To mount his bunny paintings, Slonem has amassed a huge collection of 19th-century frames from flea markets, which he hangs salon-style in his home studio, packed wall-to-wall. The bunnies, rendered in almost childlike contour lines against solid color backgrounds, have multiplied throughout Slonem’s oeuvre, becoming one of his most famous symbols of innocence, luck, mythology, and nature


bunnies



Untitled by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Untitled

Oil on Wood

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Untitled by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Untitled

Oil on wood

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Maui by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Maui

Oil on wood

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Untitled by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Untitled

Oil on wood

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Skip by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Skip

Oil on wood

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Untitled by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Untitled

Oil on wood

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Untitled by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Untitled

Oil on Wood

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Untitled by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Untitled

Oil on panel

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Oz by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Oz

Oil on wood

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Untitled by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Untitled

Oil on wood

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Rose by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Rose

Oil on wood

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Bee by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Bee

Oil on panel

14 x 9 in (35.56 x 22.86 cm)

Untitled by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Untitled

oil & acrylic with diamond dust on wood

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Untitled by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Untitled

Oil on wood

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Danube by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Danube

Oil on panel

15.50 x 12 in (39.37 x 30.48 cm)

Black Diamond for Regine by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Black Diamond for Regine

Oil and diamond dust on panel

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Maurice by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Maurice

Oil on wood

10 x 9 in (25.40 x 22.86 cm)

Untitled by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Untitled

Oil on wood

12 x 10 in (30.48 x 25.40 cm)

Octagon House 8 by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Octagon House 8

Oil on Wood

28 x 20 in (71.12 x 50.80 cm)






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