Red Poppies, Aug 17, 2022

Donald Sultan
Red Poppies, Aug 17, 2022.
From the Portfolio of ten works.
Color Silkscreen with enamel inks, flocking, and tar-like texture on Rising 2-ply museum board.
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered at the margins.
Matched suite available.

Sultan is fascinated by the beauty and fragility of the poppy flower. The poppy is a symbol of beauty, but it is also a symbol of death. The bright red petals of the poppy are often associated with blood, while the black center of the flower is associated with death. The juxtaposition of these two colors creates a sense of tension and ambiguity in Sultan’s paintings. This tension can be seen as a reflection of the tension between life and death, beauty and decay.

Donald Sultan – Off The Wall Gallery Houston, Texas.

Artwork size: 30 x 30 inches / 76 x 76 cm
Inv #: AB10157
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