Foreword by John Berendt and Essay by Bruce Helander.
Exciting, unexpected, impressionistic—the Slonem bunny paintings run the gamut. This is a mega collection for the adult and child alike that is publishing for the Easter holiday but is sure to last for many years to come. A treasury filled with enchanting four-color and black-and-white paintings by celebrated artist Hunt Slonem, Bunnies features a foreword by bestselling author (and friend of the artist) John Berendt and an essay by artist and gallerist, Bruce Helander. John Berendt writes, "Every morning, upon rising—even before he's had his first cup of coffee or called any of his psychic advisors—Hunt Slonem performs his daily warm-ups . . .. He approaches his work table where a stack of small rectangular panels awaits. Some of the panels are made of wood, some of Masonite. In the course of the next half hour he will have populated all the panels with rabbits. These paintings are what he calls his warm-ups."
About the Authors:
Hunt Slonem is an internationally recognized American painter, sculptor, and printmaker. He exhibits regularly at both public and private venues around the world. His work has been exhibited in more than 350 galleries and museums worldwide, and is represented in over one hundred museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim and the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York City. Hunt has received numerous honors and awards, including a MacDowell Fellowship and National Endowment for the Arts grant. He lives in New York City and Louisiana, where he has notably restored two important plantations.
John Berendt is the author of the bestselling nonfiction book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was a finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction, and The City of Falling Angels. He lives in New York City.
Bruce Helander is an American artist whose specialty is college and assemblage as well as a well-known curator, art critic, editor, national juror, and writer. He has a master's degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the provost and vice president for academic affairs of the college. He is a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts. Helander arrived in Palm Beach in 1982 from New York City, where he published Art Express magazine and where he now resides.
256 pages; 11 x 14" hardcover; printing 5x5 color;
5000 words; 180 4/c and b/w artworks