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Bill Sullivan Flowers 1982 Signed Limited Edition Silkscreen Art Still Life


Bill Sullivan
Flowers – 1982
Print – Silkscreen on Wove Paper 20 ½” x 30”
Edition: Signed in pencil and marked 169/200

Availability: In stock

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Though this looks like a simple still life of a vase of flowers, note the use of negative space, the absence of line and color that produce the illusion of the glass vase. Also the inverted reflection of the table surface and wallpaper background that adds to the visual interest. Contrast this simplicity with the detailed rendering of the flower blooms. These subtile details reveal the talent of Bill Sullivan as a printmaker working at the height of his ability.

Bill Sullivan is a painter who “stretches the limits.” In describing his style, he quotes a passage from a prose poem

We are trying with mortal hands to paint a landscape
Which would be a faithful reproduction of the exquisite and terrible scene which stretches around us

” The Recital”  by John Asherey:

Sullivan is one of a modern breed of artists whose work talks to us as well. Sullivan’s statements are personal, aesthetic, issue-oriented, and environmental. These beautiful prints show that he is making them with a sense of style and purpose.

Sullivan says that he decided a long time ago that he didn’t want people to “just walk by” his paintings. “I want something that’s going to make people stop and look,” he says. “Today, my works don’t fit into the safer aspects of landscape. Most landscape work today is passive,” He adds, unnecessarily: “My work isn’t terribly passive.”


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