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HUNT SLONEM Lecture & Book Signing

In conjunction with its Fall season premiere exhibition, “Fauna,” featuring works by world-renowned artist Hunt Slonem, Laura Rathe Fine Art will present a lecture and book signing with the artist on Thursday, September 8th at 6pm.

Moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe, the artist will be joined in conversation by two members of the Dallas community: award-winning interior designer, Mary Anne Smiley, and noted art adviser, author, and educator, Gail Sachson. Co-sponsored by PATRON magazine, the event will be the first in a series of lectures and conversations organized by LRFA as part of their Create.Curate.Collect. lecture series. RSVP required.

After the conversation, Slonem will be signing copies of his books, When Art Meets Design (2014) and Bunnies (2014). The former celebrates Slonem’s approach to art, collecting, design, and life, featuring interior photography of the marvelous spaces he’s decorated and restored. The latter offers an overview of what is arguably the artist’s most popular series. The result of a daily painting ritual, Slonem’s Bunnies, as they are affectionately known and referred to by the artist, have delighted viewers and captivated collectors the world over.

Born in Kittery, Maine, in 1951, New York-based artist Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, well-known for his Neo-Expressionist works featuring butterflies, rabbits, and tropical birds. Considered one of the great colorists of his time, Slonem’s gestural and extraordinarily vibrant portraits of wildlife immortalize and celebrate each species while honoring the exuberance and diversity of life itself.

Slonem studied painting at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Vanderbilt University, and Tulane University. His work has been the focus of over 300 solo exhibitions worldwide and is held in the collections of more than 100 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. An accomplished designer, decorator, and restorer of homes as well as an artist, Slonem’s work on these transcendent and colorful spaces has been featured in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times.


September 08, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm


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