Hunt Slonem Bunnies & Butterflies series as homage to Andy Warhol | FRANK FLUEGEL GALLERY

  • NUERNBERG, Germany
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  • October 03, 2022

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Hunt Slonem Bunnie Paintings Instalation view.

FRANK FLUEGEL GALLERY has since 2021 the US American artist Hunt Slonem new in the program and especially his famous Bunny series paintings. Some of them are now on display in the gallery's cabinet during the winter months. The artist is best known for his neo-expressionist paintings of rabbits, butterflies and tropical birds. The colorful paintings are usually set in unusual frames that complete the work and are part of the picture.
Hunt Slonem was born in Maine, USA in 1951. His father was in the Navy and so the family moved often. Slonem lived in Hawaii, Virginia, Connecticut, California, Washington State and Nicaragua, among other places.

He graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting and art history. He also attended classes at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, where he studied and met influential artists from the New York area, such as Louise Nevelson, Alex Katz, Alice Neel, Richard Estes, Jack Levine, and Al Held. Alex Katz, in particular, Slonem refers to as an important mentor and friend.
Another important artist for Slonem is Andy Warhol. He says that the repetition in Warhol's work had a lasting influence on him, especially the Campbell's soup cans and the portrait of Marilyn Monroe. So Slonem also repeats a motif in his work again and again, such as the rabbit in countless variations. It's like prayer, the artist says; for him, repetition is a form of worship. In 1973, Slonem moved to New York, where he has lived and worked ever since.
More than 50 museums and collections around the world own works by Hunt Slonem, including the Metropolitain, the Guggenheim and the Whitney Museum in New York. In Germany, his works are in the Würth Collection in Künzelsau, among others.
The bunny paintings, all unique pieces in oil on wood in an antique frame are on continuous view at FRANK FLUEGEL GALERIE.

FRANK FLUEGEL GALERIE with locations in Nuremberg and Kitzbuehel has been focused on high quality originals of pop art, street art and contemporary art for over twenty years.

The art collector will find original artworks, prints and unique pieces by Adam Handler, Alex Katz, David Shrigley, Kenny Scharf, Hunt Slonem, Nathan Paddison, Fanny Brodar, Mel Ramos, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol or Julian Opie at realistic prices. But also editions and prints by Harland Miller, Katherine Bernhardt, Tom Wesselmann, Sean Scully, Gerhard Richter, Ross Bleckner, Allen Jones, Thomas Ruff, David Gerstein, Peter Doig, Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Raqib Shaw and Robert Longo.

Likewise, other hot street art artists represented in the gallery include Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta) , XOOOOX, Punk Me Tender, BAMBI, Fringe Southafrica, Max Mavior and John Crash Matos.
Of course, the gallery also has design objects for sale by Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Smith, Richard Orlinski or Philippe Starck or Pierre Jeanerette.

Exhibitions are held in regular rotation in the centrally located gallery spaces in Nuremberg and Kitzbuehel. In the online store, collectors can buy the artworks around the clock. International fair participations and solo shows complete the program.
Many of the offered artworks can be bought and taken away by the collector immediately, because they are in stock. Due to high demand, prices of some artists can be expected to rise. Works can rise in price (this development in value is quite desirable for the investor) and old prices can lose their validity.
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90403 Nuremberg
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6370 Kitzbuehel

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