Donald Sultan b. 1951

Born in 1951, Donald Sultan is an American contemporary painter from Asheville, North Carolina. He received his BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and moved to New York City after completing his MFA with the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. In the late 1970s, he rose to prominence as part of the New Image movement in New York with his first solo exhibition in 1977.

Sultan describes his body of work as abstract including large-scale compositions of still life imagery deconstructed into basic forms. His subject matter depicts everyday objects such as fruits, flowers, and playing cards set in rich colors against striking black backgrounds. In an innovative technique, he utilizes industrial materials such as tar and oil on tile over Masonite construction in reference to his North Carolina upbringing. Sultan has also created successful work as a draftsman, printmaker, and sculptor.

His work is included in internationally renowned collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tate Gallery in London, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Sultan lives and creates in New York.

Upcoming Lots Donald Sultan

DONALD SULTAN, Red and Black Poppies II | wright20.com

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Donald Sultan

Red and Black Poppies II

estimate: $1,000–1,500
DONALD SULTAN, Four Oranges | wright20.com

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Donald Sultan

Four Oranges

estimate: $1,000–1,500

Auction Results Donald Sultan

DONALD SULTAN, Three Old Limes and an Orange August 30 1988 (in four parts) | wright20.com

Donald Sultan

Three Old Limes and an Orange August 30 1988 (in four parts)

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $47,500
DONALD SULTAN B. 1951, Six Green Flowers, Nov 3 2004 | wright20.com

Donald Sultan b. 1951

Six Green Flowers, Nov 3 2004

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $10,000
DONALD SULTAN B. 1951, Seven Black Flowers, Oct 30 2004 | wright20.com

Donald Sultan b. 1951

Seven Black Flowers, Oct 30 2004

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $10,000
DONALD SULTAN, Pomegranate | wright20.com

Donald Sultan

Pomegranate

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,125
DONALD SULTAN B. 1951, Two Hats, Factory | wright20.com

Donald Sultan b. 1951

Two Hats, Factory

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $7,800
DONALD SULTAN, July 23, 1977 | wright20.com

Donald Sultan

July 23, 1977

estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $6,325
DONALD SULTAN, Four Reds | wright20.com

Donald Sultan

Four Reds

estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $4,500
DONALD SULTAN, Reds and Blacks | wright20.com

Donald Sultan

Reds and Blacks

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,000
DONALD SULTAN, Six Green | wright20.com

Donald Sultan

Six Green

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,250
DONALD SULTAN, Eight Poppies (Red Poppies) | wright20.com

Donald Sultan

Eight Poppies (Red Poppies)

estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $3,125
DONALD SULTAN, Six Blue | wright20.com

Donald Sultan

Six Blue

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,125
DONALD SULTAN, Poppies (three works) | wright20.com

Donald Sultan

Poppies (three works)

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,000