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Donald Sultan's Black Lemons

4 February to 3 May 1988

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Riva Castleman  American, 1930–2014


Donald Sultan
American, born 1951
5 exhibitions

New York Times Review of the exhibition


22 April 1988

Review/Art; 3 Donald Sultan Shows: Paintings to 'Black Eggs'

By Roberta SMITH

LEAD: The art of Donald Sultan is in some ways perfect, and yet it leaves a lot to be desired. This is the paradox that presents itself in three exhibitions that make Mr. Sultan's work abundantly visible in New York right now. A survey of his paintings and charcoal drawings from the 1980's is on view at the Brooklyn Museum, while at the Museum of Modern Art there is a small show devoted to prints of his signatory image of poisoned fecundity, the ''black lemon.

New York Times • Arts • page 30 • 1,425 words