Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bunnies by Hunt Slonem


From Bunnies by Hunt Slonem, © 2014, published by Glitterati Incorporated

Foreward by John Berend
Essay by Bruce Helander

This delightful book encompasses  a lyrical and engaging body of work by artist Hunt Slonem.  There are Bunnies abound and they seem to scatter all about, many leaping off the canvases and then some sitting and posing demurely like one Hunt would see sitting in his backyard when he was growing up in Kittery, Maine.

Mr. Slonem is a world renowned artist: a painter, printmaker, and sculptor who has exhibited in more than 350 galleries and museums worldwide. Some of these include The Solomon R, Guggenheim, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Many of his early works also included animals, birds and fish, painted in an abstract or an impressionistic way. There are many explanations in the book of the absorbing appeal that rabbits have for him, as well as children and other adults. I will let you discover these for yourself when you add this inspired book to your library!!

Chinensis 3:
2013, oil on canvas, 72” x 84” 24

Wall of Bunnies

Red Sea 2012, oil on canvas, 72” x 84”

Confederate Rose 2013, oil on wood, 10” x 8” 100

Leontine Linens Founder, Jane Scott Hodges home in New Orleans, designed by Interior Designer Gwen Driscol

Two Metals 2013, oil on wood, 18” x 14”

Blue Streak 2013, oil on wood, 12” x 10”

Artist and Author Hunt Slonem

This is a visual feast, a truly luxurious book which is designed and crafted like a work of art. Luxe, with golden endpapers, edging, and bookmark, all with a printed protective outer cover. A fabulous addition to your collection, you may purchase at your local bookseller or at .

John Berend, who wrote the insightful forward for Bunnies, is an American author, well known for writing Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil, which was a runner up for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

Bruce Helander, who wrote an exceptional essay for Slonem's book, is an American artist and Fellow for the National Endowment for The Arts. He is also a well-known artist, art curator, national juror and writer. He published the Art Express magazine.

Thank you to Glitterati Incorporated for my review copy and for the use of these inspirational images.

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Dumbwit Tellher said...

I just love Slonem's bunnies. Each and everyone is clever; grouped together is so visibly amusing. I'm not sure if it's a nod to my childhood or just the juxtaposition of art amongst the more refined interiors that intrigues me.

Another great review Karena. Thank you!! xox

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

Karena what wonderful visuals to start my morning ... bunnies!!!Being in the city I miss seeing the bunnies hoping about the gardens during my morning coffee. They were always such a welcoming sight as I sat in the country home kitchen... may have to take a drive the country home this weekend :) ... wonderful review. Hugs, C.

Rachel Uchizono said...

They are wonderful bunnies!
Thank you for sharing,

Mark Ruffner said...

Dear Karena,

I was the proud owner of a beautiful Rex rabbit not too long ago, so I have a great appreciation of all things rabbitness. I believe I've seen Hunt Slonems bunnies used as a wallpaper . . .

Karen said...

I love his work. His painting in the Leontine home in New Orleans caught my attention. I love bunnies, I should save up for a print! :-)

La Petite Gallery said...

Wow! I am all Bunnied out.
Only Kidding , great. yvonne

Rié| Portobello Design Blog said...

Karena, I have loved the Bunnies when I have seen them in magazine, I had no idea who they were by. I most recently saw them in the home of Jane Scott Hodges, which is the photo you featured. Fabulous! Thanks for telling us about the new book! xx Rié

La Contessa said...

Love the BUNNIES!!!

Paisley Curtain said...

Wow! Thanks for introducing Hunt Slonem and his art to us, I love bunnies and this art is so cute...

Best wishes.

Andrea said...

I am obsessed with Hunt Slonem's bunnies, and I dream of owning one of his paintings someday! Fabulous post!!

The Glam Pad

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Oh I love these! So whimsical!

therelishedroost said...

I love Bunnies! ieven have a Pinterest board dedicated to the little fur balls, so I really like this post Karena !

Karena Albert said...

Yes Hunt has an amazing collection of fabrics and wallcoverings for Lee Jofa: Groundworks!!They are stunning!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I adore the paintings of the bunnies. They are so playful, and Ilove the backgrounds he uses.
I will certainly ad this book to my collection.
Happy Friday, Karen.

Leslie said...

A visual feast and a LUXE book indeed Karena! Beautiful photos. Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

Leslie said...

A visual feast and a LUXE book indeed Karena! Beautiful photos. Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh how wonderful these paintings are...Love the painting in the House Beautiful room. Such a gorgeous focal point!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Karena!

I apologize for being late, and thank you for coming to my blog and for inviting me over! I first saw (and pinned!) one of these images from your Pinterest. I am intrigued by the illustrations of one of my favorite animals, and done in such an avant-garde way. No cute here, but sophistication and elegance.

I have been very busy between my work at the school, writing and just trying to keep up! I hope you are well and had a great Mother's Day! Thank you for this visual treat! Anita

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Karena,
Love the very first photo, with the cover the most!
You had me at a loss at first because John Berendt is written with a t at the end. But quite fitting for him to do the foreword after 20 years of Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil!
Sending you hugs,

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Karena,
LOVE his bunnies. Was excited to see that Groundworks has wallpaper and fabric to celebrate his art!

Great post!

Pura Vida said...

Big wow. These bunnies are masculine. Love the wall of bunnies

LBDDiaries said...

Bunnies, bunnies, bunnies! Wow - bunnies! You'd think you'd get sick of looking at them but they are actually different - and cute - enough that you don't. I don't think I'd put one in my living room like that, tho. Maybe office - kiddie room! That is just a very unique thing to become artistic about!

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