Double Bunny

Hunt Slonem
Date: 2023
Medium: oil on wood board
Dimensions: 10 H x 8 W

Signed, dated and titled verso: Hunt / Slonem / 2023 / Double / Bunny

Credit: Gift of Hunt Slonem with support from William M. Harris and Holly A. Katz, Gus and Magda Mininberg, Edward Swyer, Barbara Baciewicz, Ian Kundel, Sarah Kirby, Mallory Schultz, Justin Perkins, and Nick Watson
Accession Number: 2022.38

Born in the Chinese year of the rabbit, artist Hunt Slonem (b. 1951) is recognized around the world for his playful paintings that feature his zodiac sign. Bunnies appear by ones, twos, and multiply (like rabbits) across his canvases—some even sparkle with diamond dust. In other paintings, butterflies, doves, and cockatoos radiate in rhythmic pattern: “I believe in repetition like a holy mantra or rosary,” Slonem explains. And with his choice of vibrant colors, it becomes easy to understand why his work is described as “pop expressionist.”

With a studio in Manhattan and houses in the Catskills and western Massachusetts, Slonem bridges the worlds of New York City and Upstate.