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“The artist has fashioned an alternate reality, a surreal cocktail of tropical jungle meets baroque grandeur... These spaces crystallize Slonem’s artistic vision and are works of art in their own right” — Emily Evans Eerdmans, When Art Meets Design (Assouline: 2014)
Hunt Slonem is an American artist best known for his “maximalist” paintings of wildlife exotica, as well as his immersive installations in landmark homes across the United States. In addition to his Brooklyn studio, the artist bases his practice out of seven historic properties in New York, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana, primarily Gilded-Age Mansions and Antebellum Plantations, which the artist has saved from neglect and filled with wild combinations of his art and antique collections. His work in these national historic homes has attracted international attention and has been the subject of four books published on the artist and his oeuvre.
In recent years, Slonem has recreated these large-scale installations for special exhibitions at The Taubman Museum of Art (2019); The Customs House Museum (2019); the Nassau County Museum of Art (2018); the LSU Museum of Art (2016); and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (2007).