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Donald Sultan

In one way or the other, I want to combine abstract and figurative painting to create a viable situation that represents power and meaning.

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Born in 1951 in Asheville, North Carolina, in the United States, Donald Sultan studies art at the University of North Carolina, then at The Art Institute of Chicago. He moves to New York in 1975, where he works for a while renovating apartments among other things, then finally allows himself to paint. The work of Donald Sultan is linked to the movement Bad Painting, whose source is urban art . . .

2 work(s) available


Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
* Sultan , Barry Walker and American Foundation of Art, Ed. Rizzoli, New York, 1992. All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

to read about the artist :
  • Donald Sultan , I. M. Danoff & I. Dunlop, M. of Contempory Art, Chicago 1987
  • Sultan , Barbara Rose, Elizabeth Avedon Editions, Vintage Books, 1988
  • Donald Sultan: Appoggiatures, P. Sergeant, Ed. de la Diffrence, 1989
  • Donald Sultan, cat. d'expo., Ed. Waddington Galleries, 1990
  • Donald Sultan: Playing Cards, K. Tsuzuki, Ed. Kyoto Shoin International, 1990
  • Donald Sultan , Georgia Cadenazzi, Ed. Christian Marinotti, Milan, 1998
  • In the Still-Life tradition , D. Mamet, S. H. Madoff, Memphis Brooks M., 2000
  • F. S.: Painting into Architecture, P. Goldberger, Ed. Metropolitain M. of Art, 2007
  • Donald Sultan: Theater of the Object, C. Ratcliff, Ed. Vendome Press, 2008
  • Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings, P. Vergne, Ed. Prestel, 2016
To read from the artist :
  • Sultan : painter, printmaker , ent. avec McCann et C. Nelkin,in Artweek, 1991
  • Art In Progress: Donald Sultan, part 1and 2 , in video, YouTube, 2018
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Art movements

  • + GERMAN NEW EXPRESSIONNISM / 1975-1985 / Karl Horst Hdicke, Luciano Castelli, Walter Dahn, Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Rainer Fetting, Anselm Kiefer, etc.
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