Four Reds Sept 30, 2002 is a bold, rich, and sensual abstraction of brilliant red flower blossoms that fill the page and explode beyond it. In this compelling work, Donald Sultan blurs the line between abstraction and realism by increasing scale and intensifying the color. The dark centers of the flowers are flocked adding texture that deepens the intensity of the color.

Born in 1951 in Asheville, North Carolina, Sultan was introduced to the art world by his father. After receiving a BFA from the University of North Carolina he studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he painted using a variety of non-traditional approaches. After moving to New York Sultan experimented with industrial materials while supporting himself as a construction worker. Known for depicting nature using industrial materials and methods, his work has ranged in subject from Manet-like landscapes, to images inspired by natural disasters, to still lifes of flowers, organs, lemons, balls, and even buttons.

Sultan is an internationally recognized printmaker whose work has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Galerie of Berlin, and the Australian National Gallery. His work is in the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum as well as the Metropolitan, Guggenheim and Whitney museums.

Special Information: 14-color screen print with flocking, on Somerset Radiant White paper, signed and numbered edition of 150. Sold unframed with a certificate of authenticity from the Smithsonian.

Image dimensions: 18 x 24 1/4 inches

Paper dimensions: 28 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches

Produced by: Hidemi Nomura/Watanabe Studio, New York