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Pleasure Palaces: The Art and Homes of Hunt Slonem

Pleasure Palaces The Art and Homes of Hunt Slonem Artist Hunt Slonem creates his magical paintings and sculptures of flora fauna saints and other subjects with inspiration that he draws not only from his sense of spirituality but also from his en

  • Title: Pleasure Palaces: The Art and Homes of Hunt Slonem
  • Author: Vincent Katz
  • ISBN: 9781576873670
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Artist Hunt Slonem creates his magical paintings and sculptures of flora, fauna, saints, and other subjects with inspiration that he draws not only from his sense of spirituality, but also from his environment in a self created world filled with myriad exotic forms, vivid colors, and mystical essences While the public can imagine an artist at work or at home, rarely doeArtist Hunt Slonem creates his magical paintings and sculptures of flora, fauna, saints, and other subjects with inspiration that he draws not only from his sense of spirituality, but also from his environment in a self created world filled with myriad exotic forms, vivid colors, and mystical essences While the public can imagine an artist at work or at home, rarely does an aficionado or a reader gain access to an artist s lair That will change with the publication of Pleasure Palaces The Art and Homes of Hunt Slonem, by Vincent Katz Here, the reader is invited into not only the artist s studios past and present but also his homes in New York and Louisiana From Slonem s first downtown studio in New York City where it all began in 1975 shown on the book s cover to his Victorian mansion on the Hudson River in Kingston, New York, as well as his two Louisiana plantations one on the Bayou Teche in St Mary Parish, about two hours drive northwest of New Orleans, and the other in a remote location one hour north of Baton Rouge the reader will get a unique perspective on how this Neo Expressionist artist s environments are brought to life by his collections of antique neo Gothic furniture, Blenko glass, and period frames, not to mention his astonishing collection of tropical birds, which are both his muses and his passion Multi talented poet author curator documentarian editor Vincent Katz, who has written about Slonem numerous times and has previously contributed poetry to Slonem s publications Hunt s Place and Exotica, has written an essay for Pleasure Palaces that not only provides a critical analysis of the artist s work, but also explores his spiritual life and how it influences his art and the extraordinary homes that are his havens Katz s essay and an interview with the artist bookend lavishly illustrated color sections, with views of Slonem s estates Albania Plantation, Lakeside Plantation, Cordt s Mansion and New York City studios including the private aviary in his West 10th Street studio interspersed with his oil and watercolor paintings of flora and fauna At the book s conclusion, an up to date chronology of Slonem s solo and group exhibitions including forthcoming 2007 shows , a bibliography, a list of awards received, and a list of public collections that include his works complete this comprehensive document of Slonem s body of work.

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    About Author

    1. Vincent Katz says:
      Vincent Katz is a poet, translator, art critic, editor, and curator.

    Comment 601 on “Pleasure Palaces: The Art and Homes of Hunt Slonem

    1. Lena Tumasyan says:
      Lots of beatiful photos of his homes, antiques and collectibles But in my opinion, his own art SUCKS I m glad the book wasn t totally about his art and focused on his homes and things he owned.

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